Swanage Beach has a well earned reputation for being a good place to soak up the sun and play in the sand and sea. There are deck chairs available for hire, as are pedaloes, kayaks and sun beds.
Swanage Beach runs the length of the town and is backed by a promenade lined with amusements and attractions.
It is found on the South West Coast Path. Diver training and excursions run regularly from Swanage.
Swanage Beach – Let’s delve deeper
It would be safe to say that Swanage’s pride and joy is its gently shelving, golden sandy beach and clear unpolluted water. The Town Council is proud to say that in 2015 the beach was once again awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award. This accolade is given to beaches that have been inspected for quality of water and beach cleanliness and also access facilities.
The sea off of Swanage central beach consistently meets the highest European standards and is monitored by the Environment Agency between 15 May and 30 September. In the summer months the beach is patrolled daily by the Town Council’s Beach Wardens, ensuring that the beach regulations are adhered to. Swanage Beach does not have a lifeguard service in operation, but there is a clearly marked safe bathing zone that can be located on the Town Council’s beach.
Between the 1st of October and the 30th of April, dogs are welcome on Swanage beach.
When it comes to using boats and jet-ski’s, the owners and users are expected to respect the bay’s regulations, with a 5 knot buoy area in operation between 15th March – 30th September. Vessels can be safely launched from the Town Council’s Boat Park. The boat park is located off Broad Road Car Park. For dinghies and small unpowered craft, these can be launched from the Parish slipway.
In the summer months, the pier comes alive with divers from far and wide, keen to experience the clear waters of the pier and beyond.
For any staying with us, the beach is only a short walk away. If you wish to make use of any hired equipment, feel free to tell us before you arrive and we can get involved with your arrangements.