A coastal town in the southeast of Dorset, Swanage is steeped in history and culture. Traditionally known as a Victorian seaside town, its beautiful bay is sheltered from the north by Ballard Down. Stay in one of our Swanage hotels and experience what was once a flourishing fishing village and is now an affluent seaside resort boasting a variety of must-see attractions. Whether you fancy a day at the beach or prefer to discover the area's wildlife, you won't be disappointed.
Hotels near Swanage
Book one of our hotels in Swanage and enjoy the traditional warm welcome this area is renowned for. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you'll be spoilt for choice by the many 'blue flag' quality bays dotted along the picturesque coastline. To learn more about the history of this town, take a stroll along Swanage Pier which is over 100 years old and is just 24.9 miles from our Bournemouth Seafront Hotel. Other points of interest include Corfe Castle, a thousand-year-old royal fortress with romantic ruins, and breathtaking views across Purbeck; also Durlston Country Park, national natural reserve and home to fantastic wildlife, that runs exhibitions and family events throughout the year.
Things to do near Swanage
With everything from beautiful beaches to the celebrated Durlston Country Park, there is plenty to do and see in Swanage when you stay in one of our Swanage hotels. With its World Heritage Jurassic Coast, striking scenery and countryside walks, it's a great place to visit if you want a more relaxing escape and contact with nature. This picturesque area has something for everyone in the family, a vast number of must-see local attractions, sandy beaches and small villages with their own unique character and welcoming people.