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Swanage Beach

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Swanage Beach - Dorset

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Swanage is a Victorian seaside resort with a calm and sheltered sandy beach that's ideal for families. Marker buoys indicate a designated swimming area. Deck chairs, boats and pedalos are availbe for hire. There is a Victorian pier and plenty of amusements in the town.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre

Nearest town



BH19 1NS

OS grid ref.

SZ 0308 7924

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award
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