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Place Category: Beaches
Swanage bay has a gentle shelving beach that runs the length of the town and is backed by a promenade lined with amusements and attractions. On a clear day it is possible to see all the way over to the Isle of Wight.
Swanage beach is home to many water sports. Swanage pier is one of the best diving locations in the country with diving training programmes and excursions running regularly from Swanage, the shallow bay and clear waters offer excellent training grounds for this sport. Other water sports include sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing.
Swanage beach is part of the South West Coast Path with superb views over the Jurassic coast.
Facilities include restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, theatre/cinema, amusement arcades, car parking and marker buoys cordon off a swimmers-only area in Swanage Bay.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Swanage Bay Beach.
Swanage Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Friday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
14->200% 1% 13 mph
5:07 am 9:05 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
13->1956% 50% 6 mph
5:06 am 9:06 pmRain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
12->2076% 81% 2 mph
5:05 am 9:07 pmLight rain until afternoon.Monday, May 29th
13->2082% 91% 3 mph
5:04 am 9:08 pmDrizzle in the morning.Tuesday, May 30th
13->1948% 50% 6 mph
5:03 am 9:09 pmClear throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
13->170% 18% 9 mph
5:02 am 9:11 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
13->178% 28% 9 mph
5:02 am 9:12 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Friday, Jun 2nd
11->165% 29% 13 mph
5:01 am 9:13 pm
Swanage Bay Beach Tide Times
Swanage Bay Beach Water quality
No water quality measurement available for Swanage Bay Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area