Swanage Beach

Swanage Bay

Central Beach

Swanage is a small Victorian seaside resort on the Isle of Purbeck. The town looks over a gently shelving blue flag beach with its own pier and a harbour suitable for small day boats.

The pier, originally built as a dock for the paddle steamers that were used to transport Purbeck stone to Poole and London, is now one of the UK's best diving locations and home to its oldest diving club, Divers Down.

Type of Beach

Sandy

Lifeguard Service

There is a seasonal lifeguard service

Dog Friendly?

Dogs are banned from the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

Facilities

Toilets with disabled facilities and several cafes and restaurants. There is a first aid point and a lost child centre.

Parking

There are several car parks in the area. The closest is on Horsecliffe Road just above the beach

Directions

Steps and a ramp lead onto the beach from the promenade.

Nearest Town

Swanage

Other beaches near Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach tide times

  • Thu 22nd November

    High 03:37am (5.37m)
    Low 10:19am (1.13m)
    High 03:55pm (5.50m)
    Low 10:38pm (0.96m)
  • Fri 23rd November

    High 04:15am (5.56m)
    Low 11:00am (0.95m)
    High 04:34pm (5.63m)
    Low 11:19pm (0.86m)
  • Sat 24th November

    High 04:54am (5.69m)
    Low 11:42am (0.85m)
    High 05:14pm (5.68m)
  • Sun 25th November

    Low 12:01am (0.83m)
    High 05:34am (5.73m)
    Low 12:26pm (0.84m)
    High 05:57pm (5.63m)

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