Swanage Central Beach, Swanage, Dorset
  • About

    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.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Swanage, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality

    Bathing 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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures peaking at 14°C on Thursday.

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    Sunday, Nov 19th
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    Monday, Nov 20th
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    Tuesday, Nov 21st
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     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Dangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Saturday, Nov 25th
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