Swanage continues to flourish as a superb all-year-round holiday destination. The coastal town enjoys an idyllic location at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coastline, and with a host of activities and quick links to major towns it is not hard to see why Swanage is a hub for tourism.
In the town itself there are numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, a personal favourite of ours is Lovecake Cafe, which as you may guess sell a lovely range of cakes, and do a fantastic breakfast to set you up for the day. Once you have been set up for the day, why not head down to Swanage Beach? The beach is an expanse of golden sand and proudly holds the Blue Flag Award, which is only given to beaches that pass rigorous inspection for quality of water, cleanliness and facilities.
Once on the beach, there are a range of watersports available for those looking to be a little more daring. If you are looking to take your pet down to the sands with you, then your four-legged friend is allowed on the beach between September 30th and May 1st. From the beach you will be able to grab a view of Swanage Pier, which is well worth a visit, and once scooped 'Pier of the Year' in 2012 from the National Piers Society.
If you want to head away from Swanage, then why not do so on foot? The South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coastline merge to create several great walking opportunities, or even running, if you want to train for the Swanage half-marathon. For more ideas on what to do in Swanage please view our things to do section.
Why should I stay in Swanage?
Well, quite simply, Swanage is a glorious coastal destination that can offer just as much as its illustrious south-coast neighbours. Here, you will find beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants, attractions, carnivals, railways and of course high quality self-catering accommodation. There is so much to explore in Swanage, and I have yet to discover it all myself despite having worked here for over 11 years.
By choosing to stay in one of our cottages in the centre of Swanage, you are just a just a stone's throw to the sandy beach and shopping centre. The town has plenty to offer visitors of all ages due to its wide range of historic buildings, leisure and sporting activities and places to eat and drink - you can't leave without letting your belt out a notch or two thanks to the fantastic Dorset cream teas and cakes, traditional fish and chips and seafood specialities.
There are a wide range of events taking place in Swanage throughout the year, making it a great destination whatever the season. If you like your music, the town has jazz, blues and folk weekends. July sees Swanage Regatta and Carnival week, which offers a lively atmosphere of spectacular fireworks, music, dancing and activities to suit adults and children alike. For the active among you, the recent additions of the Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival, Purbeck Marathon and Swanage Cycle Festival, will certainly appeal.
How do I book a cottage in Swanage?
You can book your cottage both online or over the phone and we are confident the booking process is straightforward, making your holiday experience an enjoyable one.