Shopping in Swanage! With a blend of high street brands and little, autonomous shops pitching everything from hotdogs to expensive luxuries and gifts, you will be a satisfied customer in Swanage. Search for a trinket to help you to remember your vacation, or search out unique and individual presents for loved ones. From workmanship displays to books, records, to pearls and fossils, you won’t be stuck for choice. Take as much time as you like to window shop and peruse the intriguing and varied modern; vintage, retro and old-fashioned shops.

How about some sumptuous market food! ‘Purbeck Products Farmers’ showcase takes place on the second Saturday of the month – why not meet the purveyors and savour some crisp, local delights? A large number of the shops stock an assortment of Swanage delights including beef, lamb, pork and venison. As an adjunct, the Swanage Outdoor Market is held each Friday.

‘L’Artishe Gallery’ highlights work from globally famous craftsmen and also local artisans. The display is open all year – tag along and see the Artist in Residence and perhaps buy a show-stopper to treasure at home!

Searching for that tune you provided for a companion which has been forgotten? ‘Replayed Records’ has an extensive collection of new and second-hand records and CDs and DVDs and can transfer your esteemed vinyl and tape tapes onto CD.

In case you’re a bibliophile, ‘New and Secondhand Books’ has some considerable expertise in new, second-hand and collectible books, with an enormous scope of volumes dedicated to neighbourhood history – an extraordinary chance to discover more about the region!

Looking for something a little more extraordinary? You can discover fossils, minerals, precious stones and gems at ‘Natural Wonders’, and browse silver and gemstone adornments at ‘Castle Gemstones’.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, take a snack and a rest or even lunch in one of the roadside bistros or eateries overlooking the sea.

Now is the time to plan your stay in Swanage!