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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Swanage Central beach, No dogs allowed May - September.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Swanage in Dorset
Today (Thursday, Jan 21)
Expect a temperature in the range 6.4℃ to 8℃ with a wind speed 13.5 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 22
Expect a temperature in the range 5.6℃ to 5.8℃ with a wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jan 23
Expect a temperature in the range 3.4℃ to 4.4℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 24
Expect a temperature in the range 2.8℃ to 6.3℃ with a wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 25
Expect a temperature in the range 1℃ to 2℃ with a wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Jan 26
Expect a temperature in the range 3.5℃ to 3.6℃ with a wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 8.7℃ to 9.6℃ with a wind speed 10.3 m/sec (SW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Swanage Central Beach in Dorset.
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