Swanage Central Beach

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 & has a seaside award
Swanage Central Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Swanage Central Beach has dog restrictions.
Swanage Central beach, No dogs allowed May - September.

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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Swanage Central Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.6℃ to -1.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 14partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.4℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 0.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (N)

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

Swanage Central Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Swanage Central Beach is at Swanage 0.77 km (0.48 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:48 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 08:33 (Height 2.23m)
   Low Tide at 16:12 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 21:10 (Height 2.08m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:28 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 09:07 (Height 2.21m)
   Low Tide at 16:50 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 21:48 (Height 2.03m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:08 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 09:24 (Height 2.14m)
   Low Tide at 17:28 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 22:25 (Height 1.95m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:49 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 09:27 (Height 2.05m)
   Low Tide at 18:05 (Height 1.09m)
Tue 13 Dec
   High Tide at 00:01 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 06:28 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 09:47 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.16m)
Wed 14 Dec
   High Tide at 04:02 (Height 2.01m)
   Low Tide at 07:07 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 10:12 (Height 1.89m)
   Low Tide at 19:18 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.67m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 07:51 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 10:46 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 20:01 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.64m)

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