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Beachcomber Holiday Apartments
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1.17 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (12 reviews)

"the kitchen and shower room werent very clean, the oven was dirty with the grill pan still having debris in from the last guests, I bleached the sink and we put all the crockery and cutlery through the dishwasher."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019

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Taunton House B&B
3 out of 5
4 Taunton Road, Swanage, England
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1.6 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Excellent breakfast, beautiful house, very friendly and dog friendly but we didnt bring one!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

Taunton House B&B
Bella Vista
3.5 out of 5
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1.24 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Great location in the quiet end of town! A wonderful breakfast too! Thanks for the welcome!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Bella Vista
Railway Cottage
3 out of 5
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1.17 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"We liked its proximity to the town and beech. You need to be aware of some parking restriction in the locality."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

Railway Cottage
Robertsbrook Guest House
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1.38 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (160 reviews)

"Great host and cozy house, and the host's pet was lovingly obedient and friendly. Train station was less than 5 mins walk and a supermarket conveniently across the road for your needs. We enjoyed our 2 nights stay with good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019

Robertsbrook Guest House
The Limes
3 out of 5
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1.7 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Great location, few minutes walk from the town centre and sea front. Areas downstairs that have been refurbished are tastefully done and provide a good indication as to the intended overall look and quality throughout the establishment once fully completed. Breakfast provided an excellent choice, ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

The Limes
The Rookery
3 out of 5
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1.2 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Great Family mini break

"Absolutely fantastic stay at the Rookery for a family short break in Swanage. The accommodation was absolutely perfect for us with our 4yr old and 6 month old and the welcome and service from Alan and Charlene was great. The location the accommodation, being only a 5 min walk from Swanage beach was ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

The Rookery
Arbour House Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
19 Walrond Road, Swanage, England
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1.17 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Ideal for a weekend away

"Very pleasant room and hotel is in a convenient location for the town and beach. Good breakfast. Clean room."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Arbour House Bed and Breakfast
The Pines Hotel
3.5 out of 5
34 - 36 Burlington Road, Swanage, England
The price is £178 per night
1.26 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
Views to die for

"Amazing cliff top location with great views. My single room was small but had everything. I didnt eat so cannot review the food."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

The Pines Hotel
Ocean Lodge
3.5 out of 5
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1.64 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"We loved our stay at Ocean Lodge, every little details was thought about and not too much trouble. Colin and Sue were very welcoming and perfect hosts, our room was spacious and clean with lovely home comforts. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. The location of Ocean Lodge was just perfect ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

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Visiting Swanage

Travellers give high marks for the seaside in Swanage, which is also known for its gardens. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its golf courses. Top sights around the area include Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour.

  • There are 62 hotels and other accommodation options in Swanage
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Swanage

The city's cultural venues include Langton Matravers Museum and Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre. The city is notable for landmarks like Swanage Pier, Anvil Point Lighthouse and Great Globe. The the sea and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Swanage Beach, Isle of Purbeck and Old Harry Rocks.

Top places to visit around the area include Corfe Castle, 3.5 mi/5.7 km from the city centre, and Brownsea Island, which is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) away.

Getting around Swanage

If you want to journey outside the city, hop aboard a train from Swanage Herston Halt Station, Swanage Station or Wareham Harman's Cross Station. Swanage might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Swanage

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 11°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 3°C
  • From April to June, the average is 18°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 19°C during the day and 11°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 16°C as the daytime average and 4°C as the night-time average
  • Swanage gets about 27 millimetres of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 19°C, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 4°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Swanage?
Ocean Lodge is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. The Pines Hotel is another top choice for your stay based on reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Swanage, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Swanage.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Swanage?
Based on reviews, Grand Hotel Swanage is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free English breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Swanage?
The Knoll House is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Railway Cottage is another option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Swanage?
The Pines Hotel is a top 4-star beach B&B with free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Town Hall Lodge and Millbrook Guest House. Head to Swanage Beach or Studland Beach and Nature Reserve for some quality time by the water.
What's the best golf hotel in Swanage?
Vernon Lodge is a 3-star B&B featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Amberlea Guest House and Millbrook Guest House. You can tee off at Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt during your trip.
What is the best spa hotel in Swanage?
Grand Hotel Swanage is a top beach spa hotel featuring a restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a bar. Spend an afternoon at the spa where you’ll find body treatments. Another popular spa hotel in Swanage is Robertsbrook Guest House.
What's it like staying in Swanage?
Travellers give high marks for the seaside in Swanage, which is also known for its gardens. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its golf courses. Top sights around the area include Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach and Durdle Door. In Swanage, there are 194 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Swanage?
Cultural venues include Langton Matravers Museum and Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre. Landmarks like Swanage Pier, Anvil Point Lighthouse and Great Globe might be worth a visit. The seaside and gardens highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Swanage Beach, Isle of Purbeck and Durlston Country Park.
How can I get around Swanage?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop on a train from Swanage Herston Halt Station, Swanage Station or Wareham Harman’s Cross Station. Swanage might not have many public transport choices, so consider renting a car to explore more.
What's the weather like in Swanage?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Swanage is 786 mm.

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