Welcome to Swanage

Swanage in Dorset marks the Eastern end of the world famous Jurassic Coast. The other end officially is Exmouth to the West. The rock at the Swanage end produces the most beautiful white cliffs to rival those around Dover.

Swanage, in this pretty part of Dorset which is also known as the Isle of Purbeck, and the surrounding area are very popular with tourists who flock here for the country walks, the coastal walks, the beaches and the scenery.

Swanage Bay

Swanage is a Victorian town whos heritage and prosperity can be partially attributed to it’s unique place in the quarrying history of the country. Further evidence of the Victorian era is one of the country’s few working steam railway that services the town and runs to a regular schedule throughout the day. This is a great way to approach the town passing the famous Corfe Castle en route.

Many artists come here to live and work making good use of the quiet way of life and the clear seaside light. There are also many events held during the year including a Jazz Festival and a Folk Festival. Regatta and Carnival week offers a lively atmosphere in the form of a Caribbean style carnival, spectacular fireworks, much music and dancing to suit everyone.