Shopping and Markets in Purbeck

With a mix of high street brands and small, independent shops, the Isle of Purbeck's high streets are full of unique items that you won’t find anywhere else. Don't worry, you'll also find the everyday items that you need on holiday in our supermarkets and farm shops.

Whether you need to buy some beach games to entertain the children or are hunting for an antique to add to your collection, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

A new look

If you’re wanting something new for your wardrobe, then Swanage and Wareham have a small range of independent shops for you to browse. You’ll find everything from sandals and shirts to hats and handbags.

And if you’ve forgotten to pack that essential swimsuit, pair of walking boots or book for the beach, then you’ll find those too in Swanage.

Treasure troves galore  

Visit Wareham, Swanage and Corfe Castle to find many eclectic, independent shops selling trinkets and collectables. Why not browse the vintage, retro and antique shops for something special and unique. And being on the Jurassic Coast, of course you can buy fossils and gemstones too.

If you’re looking for a piece of art to remind you of your visit to Dorset, there are many galleries selling pottery, paintings, glasswork, sculpture and jewellery for all tastes and budgets.


There is no need to do the food shop before you arrive. Wareham and Swanage have well known supermarkets, as well as independent butchers, bakers, fishmongers and farm shops. And there is always that local convenience store or village shop just around the corner.

Or you might like to visit one of our markets and pick up some fresh local produce for dinner, a homemade Dorset apple cake for afternoon tea or some eggs and bacon for tomorrows breakfast.

Book your visit to Purbeck

Why not book a holiday or short break today? We have plenty of choices of places to staywhere to eat and what to do during your visit.

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Coast and Country

Quality, affordable clothing brands for active spirits both young and old.

Country Corner

Traditional and contemporary furniture, soft furnishings and decorative items for the home.

Seasons Green

A pretty, 17th century gift shop and gallery in the beautiful village of Corfe Castle. Our range includes unusual products from local makers and creators, as well as small producers...

Tilly Whims

Clothing and footwear, a great range of boutique brands adaptable for any occasion and ideal for a holiday by the sea.