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Swanage and Purbeck

The area is the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site – walk along the South West Coast Path and pass Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Fancy a day at the beach? Enjoy Swanage’s Blue Flag sandy beach or the more rugged 4 mile stretch of sand at Studland National Nature Reserve.

If nature is more your thing, Durlston Country Park is a perfect place to discover the area’s rich wildlife, as is Brownsea Island and Wareham Forest

For further information about the area please contact our Tourist Information Centres.

Swanage and Purbeck Towns and Villages
Visit historic Wareham and Corfe Castle, the traditional Victorian resort of Swanage or the coastal villages of Studland, Kimmeridge, West Lulworth and Worth Matravers.
Swanage and Purbeck Accommodation
Cosy cottages
, farmhouses and B&Bs, picturesque campsites, grand hotels and bustling local inns and hostels give plenty of options for your visit to Swanage and Purbeck.
Swanage and Purbeck Attractions
With castles, steam railways, children’s animal farms, model villages and country parks – there is something for everyone in Swanage and Purbeck.
 Swanage and Purbeck Activities
and cycling are always popular. You could also try kayaking, sailing, stone carving, high ropes, or a cruise along the Jurassic Coast. Go retro and hire a classic V.W. Camper to tour the area in style.
Swanage and Purbeck Food and Drink
With lots of restaurants, cafés, bistros, pubs and tea rooms in Swanage and Purbeck, there is something on offer for all tastes and budgets. If you fancy eating in, we have tasty takeaways too!
Swanage and Purbeck Events
There are lots of events to fill your calendar from family fun to festivals, exhibitions and performances.