Group Travel in Swanage

Whether you’re visiting Swanage with a walking group or coach party or are planning an educational trip or family get-together, you’ll find plenty of group-friendly things to do, accommodation and places to eat out. 

Group-friendly attractions and activities 

Coach parties are regularly welcomed at Swanage’s larger attractions which can accommodate big groups. You can contact Swanage Railway, City CruisesSwanage PierDurlston Country Park and Swanage Information Centre in advance of your visit to be advised of coach drop off/pick up points and coach parking. 

Smaller groups can take part in outdoor pursuits, visit the theatre and cinema, go sea fishing, explore the area on a 4X4 safari or learn about local history at the Museum and Heritage Centre

Walking trails 

Swanage is a fantastic location to be based for a walking holiday.  

Not only are there lots of choice of coastal and countryside walking trails, Walx Dorset are based locally and offer guided walking tours. Town history walks are available from April to September. 

The South West Coast Path national walking trail travels through Swanage connecting local landmarks and nearby villages along this section of the Jurassic Coast. 

Educational visits 

If you’re visiting Swanage with a school, college or university group, there are a number of outdoor education companies who organise group activities with their expert instructors.  

Looking for the whole package? Cumulus Outdoor Adventure offer residential accommodation as well as activities and courses for school and youth groups. 

Coach parking 

There is a long-stay car park in Swanage which has parking for coaches. 

Main Beach car park on Victoria Avenue (BH19 1AP) is close to the town centre, beach and railway station and has 14 coach parking bays. 

There is also a coach drop off/pick up point on Gilbert Road close to the town centre and just a few minutes walk to Swanage Railway Station. 

Accommodation which welcome groups 

From hotels with seaviews, large B&Bs and self-catering properties to campsites, and even a residential education centre, whatever your group size, there’s accommodation in Swanage to suit your group's needs.  

Coach parties, school groups, bespoke tours and walking groups are all welcome and some of the accommodation options will also be able to organise food and drink during your stay. 

More to see and do...

What's On

There's a packed events programme throughout the whole year in Swanage.

Walking and Trails

There are many coastal and countryside walking trails to follow in Swanage.