Swanage is the principle holiday destination on Purbeck and is known for the beautiful sandy beach, friendly and peaceful town centre and excellent access to the Jurassic Coast. Holidays in Swanage put Purbeck at your feet and you may choose to enjoy walks in the Purbeck Hills, a trip of the Swanage Steam Railway, a pint at a country pub in nearby Worth Matravers or simply relax and enjoy the water in the sheltered bay.

We have a range of self catering holiday cottages in Swanage. Click on any cottage to view more information.

Swanage Map and Location

staying at Sea Shanty Swanage, Dorset

There is so much to do in this area that one week was barely enough. The cottage is in a stunning location and perfect for walking from. The car parking worked well. You can avoid the steps down from the road if you need to but slopes are fairly steep.

staying at Seascape Swanage, Dorset

Another lovely holiday in this flat. We love the location and the sea views.

staying at Inglenook Cottage Swanage, Dorset

A very nice cottage in a good location.

staying at My Home on The Pond Swanage, Dorset

A lovely cottage in a quiet situation. So handy for the delights of Swanage and its surrounds.

staying at Providence Cottage Swanage, Dorset

Lovely warm comfortable clean cottage in great location and area. Very well equipped with all you need, it helped make our stay in Swanage very enjoyable we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

Swanage Visitor Comments

Local Restaurants and Pubs around Swanage

The Greyhound Public House Corfe Castle - Local pub serving food and local ales.

Clealls Village Shop Corfe Castle - Local food shop for all the essentials and some local luxuries. Also serves take away coffee to enjoy while walking around Corfe Castle.

Scott Arms Public House Kingston - Excellent public house in Kingston on the hills above Corfe Castle. Excellent as part of a round walk from Corfe.

Dorset and Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage Links

Swanage Purbeck Dorset - Swanage on Island Cottage Holidays

Seaview Cottage Worth Matravers

Wight Info - Purbeck Dorset Holiday Guide

Dunnose Magna - Purbeck Dorset Holiday Cottages between Shanklin & Ventnor

Yafford Mill Barn - Luxury Purbeck Dorset Cottage near Brighstone Purbeck Dorset

Beaulieu Cottage Borthwood Isle of Wight - Borthwood Holiday Cottage Borthwood Isle of Wight

Salmons Leap - Weymouth Cottage Dorset

Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight - Seaside holiday cottage at Cowes Isle of Wight

Local Swanage and Purbeck Information