Swanage Bay Beach

Swanage bay has a gentle shelving beach that runs the length of the town and is backed by a promenade lined with amusements and attractions. On a clear day it is possible to see all the way over to the Isle of Wight.

Swanage beach is home to many water sports. Swanage pier is one of the best diving locations in the country with diving training programmes and excursions running regularly from Swanage, the shallow bay and clear waters offer excellent training grounds for this sport. Other water sports include sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing.

Swanage beach is part of the South West Coast Path with superb views over the Jurassic coast.

Facilities include restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, theatre/cinema, amusement arcades, car parking and marker buoys cordon off a swimmers-only area in Swanage Bay.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Swanage Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Feb 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Swanage Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Swanage Bay Beach is at Swanage 0.59 km (0.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:28 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 08:33 (Height 2.07m)
   Low Tide at 15:47 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 21:05 (Height 1.97m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:02 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 08:52 (Height 2.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:19 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 21:32 (Height 2.02m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:31 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 09:15 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 16:45 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 21:56 (Height 2.03m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:58 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 2.16m)
   Low Tide at 17:11 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 22:29 (Height 2.01m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:27 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 10:26 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 17:42 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 23:07 (Height 1.96m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:00 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 11:02 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 18:17 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 21:59 (Height 1.85m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:37 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 10:04 (Height 2.01m)
   Low Tide at 18:56 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 22:27 (Height 1.86m)

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