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Swanage - North Beach

Swanage, Dorset

The safe sheltered bay is flanked by magnificent chalk headlands on either side. The gently sloping sands form a good 2km family beach with a promenade, providing all the facilities of a small seaside resort.

Beach Type





Sea canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

Walk around historical Swanage. or north along the coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily.


Dogs are banned from the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

Tourist Information

Swanage TIC. Tel: 01929 422885. Address: The White House Shore Road Swanage Dorset BH19 1LB


Nearest town: Swanage
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6164, -1.95618
Postcode: BH19 1LH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Swanage, Dorset at Explore Britain.


Take the A351 into Swanage then turn left when you get to the sea.

Public Transport

Swanage has regular local bus services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 7 miles away)
Poole (Approx. 7 miles away)
Branksome (Approx. 8 miles away)
Hamworthy (Approx. 8 miles away)
Holton Heath (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

North beach (De Moulham Road), New Swanage (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Mermond Place, Swanage (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Main Beach (Victoria Avenue), Swanage (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Co-op Pioneer, Swanage (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Broad Road - Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Broad Road, Swanage (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Durlston Head West, Durlston Country Park (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Durlston Head East, Durlston Country Park (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
South Beach, Studland (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Middle Beach, Studland (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swanage