Swanage Central Beach

The Central beach at Swanage is a great family beach set within a Victorian town with a pier.

Swanage is a nice traditional family seaside resort whilst the beach is a sandy beach and is part of a larger stretch of sand that lasts for approximately 2km.

Facilities include pier, promenade, cafes/restaurants, shops, children’s play area, beach huts, seasonal lifeguards, toilets with disabled facilities, showers and car parking.

Swanage Central Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Swanage Central Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Swanage Central Beach has dog restrictions.
Swanage Central beach, No dogs allowed May - September.

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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Swanage Central Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Swanage Central Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Jun 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jun 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Jun 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Jun 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Jun 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (ENE)

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

Swanage Central Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Swanage Central Beach is at Swanage 0.77 km (0.48 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Swanage Central Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 02 Jun
   Low Tide at 01:42 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 06:30 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 13:56 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 19:09 (Height 2.18m)
Sat 03 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:23 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 07:38 (Height 2.07m)
   Low Tide at 14:39 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 19:55 (Height 2.28m)
Sun 04 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 08:26 (Height 2.15m)
   Low Tide at 15:23 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 20:39 (Height 2.33m)
Mon 05 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:49 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 21:22 (Height 2.33m)
Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 16:56 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 22:07 (Height 2.28m)
Wed 07 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:21 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 10:50 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 17:45 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 22:54 (Height 2.19m)
Thu 08 Jun
   Low Tide at 06:10 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 11:42 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 18:38 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 23:43 (Height 2.08m)

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