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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSE)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

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)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 07:19 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 10:41 (Height 1.98m)
   Low Tide at 19:39 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 23:08 (Height 1.87m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 08:06 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 11:28 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 20:28 (Height 1.18m)

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