From a relaxing day on the beaches at Studland to mountainbiking
along the Purbeck Hills, there is something to keep everyone
Take a walk through the parks and gardens, visit a museum
or simply enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Why not visit Corfe Castle or discuss local issues and
topics on the Community Forum.
Swanage has a population of over 11,500 people and in
the summer months this number nearly doubles. The town
is located in between the Purbeck Hills and is on the
east side of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
The area has something to offer for everyone, from its
award wining beaches to the beautiful countryside, there
is loads to see and do.
The town has a range of shops ranging from small gift
shops to two medium sized supermarkets, the following
banks have branches in the town: Lloyds TSB Ltd, Barclays,
HSBC and Natwest. There are two post offices in the town,
the main post office located in the town centre and small
sub-post office at Herston in the VG Shop.
Swanage has a wide range of tourist attractions, The
Steam Railway, Durlston Country Park, Victorian Pier,
Two Public swimming pools, Tennis courts, Indoor &
Outdoor bowling greens and between Swanage and Studland
a large golf course to name just a few.
The area has many miles of footpaths and bridleways making
it the ideal place for exploring for walkers, cyclists
and horse riders.
Swanage has many pubs and a night club and the area is
very popular on New Years Eve with visitors coming from
all over the country to party in the town. Most of the
revellers go our in fancy dress and the lower part of
the High Street is closed to traffic and the parties spill
from the pubs onto the street.
Click the link below to visit the
offical Swanage Town web site.