For a small seaside town, the shopping in Swanage is surprisingly good, with a range of specialist gift shops, stationers, camping outlets, toy shops and gift shops, plus three supermarkets.
Swanage Holiday Properties is keen to encourage our customers to utilise these local shops whilst enjoying their stay in Swanage and the surrounding area.
Ever after stocks a range of exclusive and unique products, gifts and collectable items from around the world, including Sanrio, Hello Kitty, Betty Boop, Emma Bridgewater, Me to You and many other leading brands. This shop is a little girls heaven! T 01929 424587 22 Institute Road, Swanage
Corfe Bears is the Swanage Teddy Bear Shop, situated near to the beach in the Dorset seaside town and filled to bursting with teddy bears, plush animals, baby toys and gifts. The original Corfe Castle teddy bear shop is also open seasonally. Look at their website http://www.corfebears.co.uk/ to see the fabulous variety of bears available or visit the shop to be greeted by a 6ft teddy! E: firstname.lastname@example.org T 01929 426827 37 High Street, Swanage
Martin's Purbeck Memories located in Daisy May's arcade sells a range of prints and souvenirs of Swanage. E: email@example.com T: 01929 426436 Unit 4, 2-4 Kings Road, Swanage
Swanage Post Office offers not only the traditional post office services, but also a range of hallmark cards, photo developing and much more all under one roof. Opposite the railway station. T: 01929 4222461 23-25 Kings Rd East, Swanage.
Forever Summer sells a range of swim and beachware, wetsuits and beach goods. T: 01929 422957 47 High Street, Swanage
Food Shopping and Local produce
JJ Moore is a local butchers, located in the High street, supplying a wide range of fresh meats and meat products. JJ Moore also offer a pre-arrival order service to Swanage Holiday Property customers. Contact them on 01929 424891.
Markets and Local Produce
The Purbeck area has several local markets where you can buy locally souced and produced products, including food and crafts
Swanage Market is held every Friday in the King Georges Car Park (Main Beach car park) on Victoria Avenue. There are a wide variety of stalls including local produce. The market opens from 09:00 - 14:00hs. Worth a visit whilst you are in the area!
Purbeck Produce Market is held at Commercial Road, Swanage on the second Saturday of every month from 09:00 - 13:00hrs.
Further afield there are various markets that you might like to visit:
Farmers markets - try this link for a long list of various farmers markets in the Dorset area http://www.dorsetforyou.com/markets
Dorchester market - Held on Wednesdays from 08:00 - 15:00hrs. This includes the popular farmers market with organic and locally grown produce. Also on a Sunday, there is a large car boot sale.
Weymouth massive open air market is the largest summer market on the south coast, held every Thursday from 08:00 - 15:00hrs, situated on the Swannery cap park, this market has something for everyone.
Wimborne market - no holiday to Dorset is complete without a visit to the famous Wimborne market and Grand Bazaar with over 400 stalls under one roof. On Fridays is the large general market, bric-a-brac and collectibles. On Saturday the site hosts the largest car boot and flea market in the south. On Sunday you can visit over 500 stalls in the massive open and covered market.