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Welcome to Swanage in Dorset.


Welcome to Swanage Holiday Cottages guide to the seaside town of Swanage, one of few built directly behind a lovely sandy beach.  Swanage is a popular seaside report for familiswanage beaches because of top quality holiday homes, the safe bathing, lovely sandy beach, clean waters and a wealth of family friendly attractions.  Swanage Cottages offers a large selection of self catering accommodation, including

 cottages, town houses, seaside apartments to visitors of varying party size.  Our quality properties, all of which have been graded by Visit Britain are available to rent all year round.  Swanage lies on the Isle of Purbeck an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its in popularity growing during Victorian times, visitors then and now were drawn by the towns golden sandy beach, calm Bay, attractions and surrounding countryside.


swanage steam railwayA wealth of family attractions include a restored vintage steam railway that takes you from Swanage town centre through beautiful countryside to the historic village of Corfe Castle.  The railway operates a full timetable including winter opening and offers fantastic days out for the children, including a Santa Special and Day With Thomas the Tank Engine.


Swanage offers an excellent choice of places to eat from gourmet seaside restaurants to traditional fish and chip shops, popular with many visitors.  Seafood and fish is caught locally and can be purchased fresh on the day.  A huge range of cafes, public houses, tea rooms and take-aways cater for every taste and are open all year round.



Photo Gallery

Added by some of our guests, view our photo gallery of the local area, attractions and many events held throughout the year.



While fishing is likely the town's oldest industry, quarrying has been important to the town and the local area since at least the 1st century AD. During Roman times this industry grew, with the distinctive Purbeck marble being used for decorative purposes in buildings as far away as London. When the Romans left Britain, quarrying largely ceased until the 12th century.  Swanage History, read more...


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If you are looking for a specific type of business or website click here for an A-Z guide.  If you are looking for a home to rent long term why not try Purbeck Property Lettings.


2017 Events

Purbeck Strings Festival

From 18th March 2017 to 19th March 2017

Purbeck Strings is a music charity aiming to make music accessible to all.

Swanage Fish Festival

From 10th June 2017 to 12th June 2017

Diesel action all weekend with visiting main line locomotives plus our resident diesel fleet.

Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

From TBC

Purbeck Art Weeks is a 2-week festival taking place every year in Dorset, incorporating around 50 artists exhibiting in their own open studios.swanage carnival

Swanage Jazz Festival

From 14th July 2017 to 16th July 2017

The aim of the Swanage jazz festival is to put on lots of quality music in many jazz styles, from New Orleans and mainstream to modern and contemporary

Swanage Carnival Week

From 29th July 2017 to 5th August 2017

The week long event begins on Saturday night with a large firework display followed by the procession of decorated floats and bands on Sunday afternoon.

Swanage Folk Festival

8th  - 10th Sept 2017

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers.

Swanage Blues Festival


Swanage Blues Festivals take place in March and October each year



































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