Swanage is a picturesque seaside town that hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. It’s a family-friendly resort that becomes busy for a few months over the summer and then returns to it’s sleepy self out of season.
The beach is gently sloping with clean golden sand and clear unpolluted water. It’s a great choice for a relaxing break and the town makes an ideal base for exploring the nearby Purbeck Hills and Jurassic Coast. There are plenty of more adventurous activities to keep you busy such as walking, cycling, kayaking, snorkelling, sea fishing and diving to mention a few.
#2 Take a walk through the town and along the Pier. Have an ice-cream or fish & chips
#3 Visit the Tourist Information Centre (Google map) – it’s located right on the seafront in The White House along Shore Road. The centre has loads of brochures and maps, information about events, accommodation, boat trips, bus timetables and excursions etc. The staff are also friendly and helpful so if you’ve just arrived in Swanage on holiday and you’ve already dipped your toes in the sea and eaten an ice-cream then this is your next port of call.
#4 Swanage Railway – take a steam train through the beautiful Purbeck countryside to Corfe Castle