All Places in Swanage
- 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.
- Beach: Swanage Beach View: Situated right on Swanage seafront with views down the sandy beach and across the bay. What’s on the menu?: Serving light lunches, bistro dinner or a tapas menu using fresh local produce. Extensive menu for vegetarians.
- Shell Bay beach is the first beach on the Studland Peninsula, Isle of Purbeck, at the mouth of Poole Harbour. From Shell Beach you have the wide sweeping Studland Bay and the Studland National Nature Reserve. You can also take a pedestrian ferry to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. There is a designated naturist area between Shell Bay and Knoll Beach. Facilities include parking, toilets, restaurant and Cafe.
- Studland Bay has over 250 beach huts of which some 50 are available for rent from the National Trust. The huts vary in location in that some are on the beach edge overlooking Studland Bay whilst others are set back and more secluded among the sand dunes. Rent can be daily or weekly from Saturday to Friday.
- Hoseasons Burnbake Forest Lodges is located in the heart of the Rempstone Estate these superb architect-designed lodges boast hot tubs for making the most of the wonderful woodland setting and the nearby unspoilt views stretching to Poole Harbour and renowned Studland Beach. A truly unique Dorset experience! Corfe Castle Swanage Steam Railway and the market town of Wareham are close by. High ropes centre adjacent (bookable in advance). Choose from a selection of stunning architecturally designed two and three bedroom lodges.Outdoor hot tub Flat screen TV Wi-Fi Kitchen including microwave and fridge/freezer Bath with overhead shower Bed linen duvets and towels Beds made up for your arrival Double glazed and centrally heated Gas and electricity included Babies must be included in party total Group bookings may be subject to restrictions Cots and highchairs free of charge (must be booked in advance) No pets All non smoking accommodation
- The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed of Portland stone, weighs about 40 tonnes, is 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter and surrounded by a circle of cast iron railings. At the base is a tablet recording distances between stars and planets. To the rear are a series of panels with quotations from the Bible, Shakespeare, the Aeneid and Tennyson and further tables of distances.