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Swanage Holiday Info

The traditional Victorian seaside town of Swanage is ideally situated in the very heart of the Isle of Purbeck. Its location makes it an ideal family base to explore the whole of this Heritage Coast. Not only does Swanage have an attractive, bustling town centre and many points of historic interest, it is a blessed with some stunning natural assets. At the centre of these is Swanage Bay with its Blue Flag beach complete with Victorian seaside pier.

Swanage, Dorset

Sheltered by the hills of Ballard Down, with Peveril Point to the south, Swanage Bay sweeps northwards to finish in the towering white sea stacks of Old Harry Rocks. Beyond this headland is the wonderfully wild Studland bay; owned by the National Trust this is also home to one of the South West's most popular nudist beaches.

Places to stay in Swanage

With its resort status dating back so far it is no surprise that there is no shortage of quality accommodation in Swanage. There are fine Victorian villas offering bed and breakfast, a clutch of historic hotels and a plethora of self-catering accommodation. And for those who really want to take advantage of this beautiful area there are several campsites in and around Swanage Bay.

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Swanage Accommodation

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Tower Lodge Hotel Friendly, family run, Victorian 10 bedroom hotel, offering bed and breakfast accommodation in comfortable en suite rooms. Only 200 meters from the beach.
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge A unique family run hotel steeped in over a century of history.
Mortons House Hotel 400 year old 16th century hotel situated in Corfe Castle. From the moment you arrive, you experience the atmosphere of a cherished Tudor manor. Relax amongst Elizabethan splendour in the Oak Room next to the magnificent log fire.
Waters Edge Beautiful spacious seafront apartment on 2 floors, self catering, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Situated on Swanage beach and seconds from Swanage town centre, sleeps 6 people comfortably, pet friendly, family friendly (elderly friendly on ground floor)
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment Originally built in 1875 as a private residence for George Burt this family run hotel for the last 18 years has history at every turn including wonderful mosai
Grand Hotel Swanage The Grand Hotel nestles in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck commanding a majestic situation providing a most spectacular view across Swanage Bay and Peveril Point. Many of the rooms and pub
Sea House See our own website for shorter stays/ deals at sea-house. Sea House Bed and Breakfast offers excellent accommodation in our Edwardian Seaside home. Our lovely guest house is within an easy flat stro
The Pines Hotel The Pines Hotel enjoys an unrivalled position with a magnificent view over Swanage Bay on the South coast of Dorset near the historic village of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck. The Hotel enjoys
Rivendell Guest House Welcome to Rivendell Guest House AA 4 Star Gold with an AA Breakfast award in Swanage Dorset with nine bedrooms all en suite guest lounge with open fire TV DVD book and games. FREE WIFI Our relaxed a
1 Vine Cottage Stunning 3 bedroom sleeps 6 3 min walk to beach
The Studio Luxurious 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, stunnin views & private garden with sea views
A charming Victorian Villa, 100 metres from the beach, with 4 self catering apartments. Each apartment is self contained and fully equipped.
A 3 bedroomed flat on the third floor available for rental.
6 holiday caravans available located in an attractive small family run caravan park, on the South facing slope of the Purbeck Hills.
Two Grade II listed attractive stone cottages located close to the beach and pier
Firswood is a friendly, family run guesthouse with off road parking. We are situated on a short level walk from the main shops, beach, bus station, taxi rank, and Swanage Steam Railway. We are a totally Non Smoking Guesthouse.
A small guest house situated in a quiet residential area overlooking Beach Gardens. 6 bedrooms, dining room, spacious guest lounge and residential license. Evening meals are available during main season
This hotel dates back to 1898 and provides views across Swanage Bay and Peveril Point. 30 individually decorated en suite bedrooms, a restaurant and The Burlington Club providing leisure facilities.
A combination of a Country House and a Modern Hotel situated in 3.5 acres of Victorian Gardens. 3 star accommodation with 38 en suite bedrooms, two restaurants and Wedding & Conference facilities.
A 4 bedroomed holiday home sleeping 6 adults and 4 children. The accommodation includes 2 bathrooms, 2/3 reception rooms, living room, dining room, play room and a large garden.
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