Things To Do In Swanage

We don’t visit Swanage nearly as much as we should considering it’s not very far away from us. Located in Dorset on the South Coast of England, and part of the famous Jurassic Coast, there are plenty of things to do in Swanage.

things to do in Swanage

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Walk The Coastal Path

There are so many coastal path walks that will take you from, to or through Swanage, so many that we still want to try. One that particularly stands out is Studland to Swanage. You will be treated to views of Old Harry Rocks and may even spot the Isle of Wight in the distance.

If you’re not up to such a walk, then you can still see the amazing view of Old Harry Rocks from the coastal path behind Durlston Country Park.

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Swanage Railway

The Swanage steam railway is a must if you’re visiting Swanage. You can travel on the Purbeck line between Swanage and Norden Station in Corfe, a journey that takes approximately 25 minutes one way, or stay on board for the return journey. Dogs are welcome on board for an additional small fee.

Top Tip – Park your car at Norden Station park and ride.

There are many family events that happen throughout the year, it’s really worth checking them out. You could also book a driving experience if you are so inclined.

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Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park makes for a lovely half day out. You can explore the wildlife and see the amazing views from Durlston Castle. You may ever be lucky enough to spot the bottlenose dolphins that can be seen in the local waters.

Durlston Country Park is also home to the famous Globe. The Great Globe is one of the largest stone spheres in the world. Created by a local man in the 1800’s to give something back to the place he dwelled in.

swanage globe

Swanage Beach

A visit to Swanage wouldn’t be complete without visiting the beach. A sandy beach with clean waters, its won the blue flag award plenty of times. Dogs are welcome on Swanage beach between 30th October and 1st April every year.

Staying in Swanage? The Grand Hotel Swanage is just a minutes walk from the beach. You can check the latest prices here.

Sporting Activities

There are plenty of things to do in Swanage to keep even the most adventurous of people happy. You can enjoy the Adventure Sport Centre to take park in activities such as Kayaking, bush craft,  climbing and so much more. If Tennis is more your thing then you can also find an outdoor tennis court and bowling green

Swanage Museum

If you fancy a bit of history during your trip, then maybe take a visit to the Swanage museum. You can find the free to enter museum in the Old Market building on the seafront.

Holidays In Swanage

There are plenty of options for holidays in Swanage. Due to it’s amazing location, and the fact that there are plenty of things to do in Swanage, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s a popular location.

That being said, holidays in Swanage don’t have to cost the earth and there are plenty of options to find the perfect venue for you and your family to stay and enjoy everything Swanage has to offer.

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