Swanage Central Beach

Visit Swanage Central Beach

Swanage Central Beach on the Dorset coast, is an award winning sandy beach perfect for swimming and a day out with the family. 

This popular tourist destination has lots on offer along the promenade and diving, sailing and windsurfing are popular here.

To the southern end of the beach is the beautiful Victorian Pier, built in 1896 to accommodate the paddle steamers.

The area by the pier is also known for being one of the best scuba diving areas on the south coast. Dive clubs and schools as well as individuals regularly dive to see the marine wildlife and wrecks in the area.

You will also see people fishing as it is a popular place for anglers too.

This beach is …

  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Explore the local coastline

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Swanage Central Beach

Beach Location

Swanage, Dorset


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Swanage Central Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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