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Purbeck

Holidays in 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 coast villages of StudlandKimmeridge, 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

Walking and cycling are always popular. You could also try watersports, horse riding or outdoor pursuits. 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, cafes, 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.
Swanage and Purbeck Shopping

Browse our great range of shops and markets for everything from sausages for your breakfast to designer handbags.