The Beach Guide

Swanage Beach

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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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • 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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