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Swanage Beach

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BH19 1LB

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Telephone: +44 01929 766018

Telephone: +44 01929 766018


  • Beach AwardsSeaside Awards - 2019 Seaside Awards - 2019 2019
  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Awards 2019 Blue Flag Awards 2019 2019



  • Disabled toilets
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - along the seafront past the clock tower with Blue badge displayed. Also several disabled bays within the town centre.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Amusements
  • Beach Hut hire available from the Tourist Information Centre
  • Deckchairs
  • Lifeguards (May - September)
  • Pleasure boat cruises
  • Shop
  • Shower facilities
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information (may be seasonal)
  • Watersports equipment hire


  • Beach side refreshment kiosk
  • Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - The main beach car and coach park is found on Victoria Avenue

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Route 1: If you are coming from the North or Midlands go south on the A34 and take the M3 going west. If from the South East of England pick up the M3 and go west. Leave the M3 at Exit 13 onto the M27 West which later becomes the A31. Immediately after Ringwood turn left on the A338 to Bournemouth. Follow signs to Poole, then Sandbanks. Follow signs for the car ferry* which goes on the hour and every 20 minutes between Sandbanks and Studland. After driving off the ferry, drive straight on through Studland then fork left to Swanage. Follow signs to the main beach car park.

Route 2: If are coming from the West of England take the A352 from Dorchester via Wool to Wareham, then the A351 for Swanage. From the North West take the A350 around Blandford Forum and then turn right at Spetisbury on the B3075. When it joins the busy A31 turn right and then left back onto the B3075. Keep going until you reach the A351 towards Swanage.

*Please check that the ferry is operating before choosing this route.  If the ferry is not in service please use alternative route via Wareham.

Public Transport Directions

By Train & Bus:

From The West: The nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to Swanage Bus/Railway Station. At times when the Swanage Railway is running: Travel on the number 40 bus to Corfe Castle (East Street stop) then catch the steam train from Corfe Castle Station to Swanage. Tel: 01929 425800 or visit their website:

From The East: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage Bus/Railway Station.

Journey planning: To plan your journey by public transport, visit the Traveline website: 

Telephone: +44 01929 766018

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