Swanage Bay Beach

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.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 9 beaches at Swanage, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 17.1℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (W)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Swanage Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Swanage Bay Beach is at Swanage 0.59 km (0.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:30 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 11:50 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 18:54 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 22:41 (Height 1.85m)
Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 07:15 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 12:24 (Height 1.85m)
   Low Tide at 19:45 (Height 1.10m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 01:01 (Height 1.70m)
   Low Tide at 08:09 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 13:24 (Height 1.76m)
   Low Tide at 20:54 (Height 1.24m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 06:10 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 10:28 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 17:35 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.17m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 07:24 (Height 1.82m)
   Low Tide at 12:02 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 17:48 (Height 1.84m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:27 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 06:42 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 1.93m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:18 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 07:08 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 13:43 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 19:09 (Height 2.04m)

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