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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

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

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Lost child centre

    Nearest town

    Swanage

    Postcode

    BH19 1NS

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 0308 7924

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Swanage Beach Reviews

    and ideal place for bucket and spade

    Chris Ramm
    Oct 28th 2019

    Swanage has a huge amount going for it as a holiday town and the beach is a great attraction.  The huge advantage is its Eastern Aspect, which apart from massive panoramic views across Christchurch bay to the Isle of Wight, provide a safe environment away from the chop of the western swell and waves that many other beaches suffer, so ideal for families with kids.  there is plenty to do by way of water sports available from the beach, and it served by a bus route that will take you to Studland if you fancy a change (and if the wind blows fair and the chain ferry gets its act together can take you all the way to Bournemouth.)  Swanage is a great little town, well positioned for the Purbecks with interesting shops and loads of activities going on throughout the summer, regatta’s carnivals, folk festivals to name just a few.  Totally recommend not only the beach but the town,

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