Swanage is a town on the Isle of Purbeck, a spur of land jutting into the English Channel, in the county of Dorset. It is six miles from Poole and 25 miles from Dorset. The town developed as a port during the Victorian era, and later became a resort for holidays by the sea, thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches. Swanage holiday cottages are located at the eastern edge of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site which stretches from Exmouth to Studland Bay, and is famous for its unique geology and dinosaur fossils. A stroll away from your Swanage holiday cottage, the town’s sweeping, sandy beach is a wonderful spot to swim and sunbathe. The shore is gently sloping, the water is usually calm, and deckchairs and pedalos can be hired at the seafront.
Swanage Driftwood is a modern coastal cottage boasting light and airy spaces and contemporary chic. The pet-friendly cottage in Swanage, Dorset, lies just moments from the beach and offers a sun-filled interior and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, plus access to bespoke Wellness packages.
The Compass is a stylish one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the resort town of Swanage, Dorset, a romantic flat within a pleasant courtyard that makes a cosy holiday escape for couples, with private parking space, fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, tiled bathroom, and comfy sitting area.
Rowena Cottage occupies a unique position inside a converted lighthouse and enjoys superb ocean views from Anvil Point. The pet-friendly cottage features ample grounds in which to soak up the views of the Dorset coastline and boasts luxury, proximity to Swanage and a rare chance to truly escape.
Mermond Flat is a beautiful romantic cottage sitting just a short stroll from the beach in Swanage, Dorset. The coastal cottage enjoys lovely views of the high street from its ample bay window & warms to an open fire. The cottage is elegantly furnished & appointed and sits in the heart of th...
Enjoy the beauty of the Jurassic Coast with a stay at 20 Ulwell Road in the town of Swanage, Dorset, along the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, a three-storey pet-friendly cottage boasting seven bedrooms, AGA cooker set in exposed brickwork, annexe with an en-suite king bedroom, & tiered garden.
Take a wander along the clifftops and you will be rewarded with spectacular views along the coast. Look out for the distinctive chalk cliff stacks known as Old Harry Rocks. You will find plenty of good places to eat and drink in and around the high street, including Trattoria, Gee White’s Seafood Restaurant, and Brook Tea Rooms.
There are many family-friendly attractions to enjoy on self-catering holidays in Swanage, including the Victorian Pier, and the restored Swanage Steam Railway. K’s Funworld is an old-fashioned arcade with video games and assorted prizes, and Santa Fe is an amusement park with crazy golf and rides.
Near the town, Corfe Castle is an imposing fort, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. During the summer months, carnival week in Swanage includes processions of floats and dancers, and firework displays. The nature reserve of Durlston Country Park is well worth exploring, covering more than 260 acres, with the chance to spot rare birds and dolphins.