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Place Category: Beaches
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.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Swanage Bay Beach.
Swanage Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Thursday.Partly cloudy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
7->165% 47% 6 mph
6:50 am 7:15 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Sep 20th
12->166% 64% 13 mph
6:52 am 7:12 pmLight rain until evening.Thursday, Sep 21st
11->1645% 98% 12 mph
6:53 am 7:10 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, Sep 22nd
9->170% 14% 9 mph
6:55 am 7:08 pmDrizzle overnight.Saturday, Sep 23rd
12->1722% 25% 14 mph
6:56 am 7:06 pmLight rain until afternoon.Sunday, Sep 24th
13->1725% 100% 2 mph
6:58 am 7:03 pmLight rain until evening.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1753% 100% 8 mph
7:00 am 7:01 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Tuesday, Sep 26th
12->1925% 47% 6 mph
7:01 am 6:59 pm
Swanage Bay Beach Tide Times
Swanage Bay Beach Bathing Water Quality
No water quality measurement available for Swanage Bay Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area