Swanage Tourist Information

Welcome to the Jurassic Coast Gateway Town of Swanage in Dorset.

For many years Swanage has steadily grown in popularity as a holiday resort because of its temperate and bracing climate, its delightful surroundings and pleasant and safe bathing beach.

Its position on the Isle of Purbeck, almost surrounded by the sea, tempers the heat of summer and the cold of winter, whilst its eastern aspect renders its air more bracing than that of most south coast pleasure resorts.

With places like Lyme Regis only an hours drive away if you fancy a day trip, and the Purbeck Hills on the north and a ridge of limestone hills on the south and south-west, the town is well sheltered, and palms, cacti and hydrangeas in the open testify to the mildness of the climate.