Welcome to Swanage

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.

Swanage is a seaside town and civil parish in Dorset, England, located in the south east. It is one of the two settlements on the Isle of Purbeck, located around 64 miles (10 kilometres) south of Poole and 25 miles (40 kilometres) east of Dorchester. The civil parish has a population of 9,601 people according to the 2011 census. Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks are nearby, while Studland Bay and Poole Harbour are to the north. Durlston Bay and Durlston Country Park, located to the south of the town, are part of the parish. Herston, immediately to the west of the town, and Durlston, to the south, are also part of the parish.