Swanage cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottage to rent in Swanage

Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the South East Dorset, is at the Eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck and one of its two towns, approximately 11km south of Poole and 40km East of Dorchester. Swanage is the most Easterly town on the Jurassic Coast, and it's sandy beach and sheltered waters make it a popular destination for families and couples since Victorian times. Swanage has an easy-going seaside charm yet is a bustling thriving town and is proud to hold the prestigious blue flag for it's beach cleanliness.p>

The town makes a perfect touring base to explore the Jurassic Coast. The iconic chalk stacks of Old Harry Rocks are is a 5 km walk along the Coast Path, while Durlston Head is a short walk, from there you will see impressive views of the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Fabulous Beach
Coastal walks
Old Harry Rocks
Family friendly
Car recommended
Nearest beach (1kms)
Local airport Bornmouth (20km)
Nearest major airport Southampton (56km)
Nearest train station Poole (SW)

Things to see and do in Swanage

Swanage and the surrounding area is full of pretty villages, wide open Jurrasic coastline and countryside to explore, the fabulous and gentle sloping beach is great for families and couples, making Swanage the perfect location for a holiday cottage. Durlston Country Park is a 280 acre countryside haven has wonderful walks and wildlife spotting.

A few suggestions...
Shell Bay
Studland Beach & Nature Reserve
Durlston Country Park
Swanage Railway
Swanage Pier
Bars & restaurants
shell bay beach in dorset

Our view on Swanage

Swanage has something to offer everyone, whatever their age all year round. From the beautiful Dorset countryside, the expansice Jurrasic coastline. The fabulous blue flag beach, costal walks, counrty park and Old Harrys Rocks are just a few attractions Swanage has to offer. Relax and enjoy the calm feel of Swanage, despite being 9km from the lively resorts of Poole.