Swanage self catering, Gateway to Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast ...
Visit Swanage the perfect choice for a traditional seaside holiday and the perfect base from which to explore Dorset's newly designated World Heritage Coastline. Swanage self catering boasts a fine selection of Hotels, Guest Houses, B & B's and self catering holiday cottages and apartments. Around the town you'll also find plenty of quality caravan and camping parks.
This compact, friendly resort, picturesquely set in a broad, gently curving bay, is the gem of the Purbeck coast. With its award-winning beach, safe bathing, lots of leisure activities, fascinating all-weather attractions and good all-round family entertainment Swanage self catering properties offer a warm welcome for everyone!
Swanage beach with its gently shelving, golden, sandy shore and clear, unpolluted water has won the prestigious European 'Blue Flag' award on many occasions as well as the Tidy Britain Group's 'Seaside Award'.
Here you can hire canoes and pedaloes, enjoy the timeless antics of Punch and Judy, or simply laze away sunny days, and when the sandcastles have been built and ice creams eaten, children will find lots more to do in the beachside Recreation Ground where, on Sunday afternoons in summer, open-air band concerts also take place. Should lazing on the warm sandy beach prove just too tiring, within minutes' walk you will find a refreshing change of scene in the lively attractive town centre with its many interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants. Or maybe you could while away some time in the nearby parks and gardens. Spectacular floral displays adorn the gardens during spring and summer and the town is truly deserving of its 'Southern England in Bloom' award.
Travelling just a short distance along the coast from Swanage you find very different contrasts in the coastline depending on whether you head east or west. Three miles or so east of Swanage you'll find Studland beach one of the most beautiful long sandy beaches in the area backed with sand dunes and heathland. The whole area is managed by the National Trust and is a joy to visit. From Studland a car ferry takes you some 200 metres across the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks from where you can travel on to Poole and Bournemouth. You'll find a totally different coastline though when you travel west for now you are traveling along the Jurassic Coast with it's beautiful craggy cliffs and small bays and inlets. Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge are some of the easiest visited beaches in this area and should not be missed. Travel inland a short way and you'll reach Corfe Castle and Wareham.
With so many places to eat and drink when you visit Swanage, you certainly won't go hungry! Choose from seafood specialities and traditional fish and chips to cosy tearooms serving Dorset cream teas. Traditional local pubs beckon with hearty pub-grub; stylish bistros offer continental cuisine and take-away restaurants cater for all tastes. You can be sure of a comfortable and relaxing stay too, with such a wide variety of quality Swanage self catering accommodation available, many are conveniently located within a short walk of both the town and beach.
Swanage is home to many different kinds of events from the famous Regatta & Carnival week & Swanage Folk Festival to smaller scale Jazz and Blues festivals. Check out our page for some of the best things to plan your trip around.
Swanage Self Catering
Want to know what there is to do during your stay? Take a look at our list of things to see and do whilst you stay with us in Swanage, you'll be suprised just how much this holiday area has to offer!
Swanage and the Purbecks is an ideal place for both those fitness fanatics among you and those wanting some exercise whilst on holiday.
A range of sports are available in the local area meeting the needs of almost anyone!
Swanage Self Catering
Swanage & Purbeck offers a wide-ranging selection of Places to Eat; Restaurants offering fine dining using delicious locally sourced Purbeck Produce; Cafés offering Dorset Cream Teas and snacks, classic Fish & Chips and much more.
Swanage has a range of interesting and often unique shops, most of them being owned by local residents. Swanage Holiday Properties is keen to encourage our customers to utilise these local shops whilst enjoying their stay in Swanage and the surrounding area.
Visiting Swanage with kids? Check out all of the fabulous days out that Swanage and the surrounding area has to offer from adventure farms to monkey world, tank museums to country parks.