Popular Lettings in Swanage
Highlights in Swanage
- A steamy train ride
- Fantastic flavours of Dorset
- Great outdoor experiences
- Active holidays in the Jurassic Coast
- A festival town
Most popular in Swanage
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Swanage
This charming old-fashioned coastal town is surrounded by the stunning countryside of Purbeck To find a place to stay during your holidays here, look around Durlston Country Park and the Natural reserve. Many rentals are a few steps from the beach, for those who wish to be close to the sea. In and around town, several spacious lettings can host up to 8 people in modern and renovated properties. Enjoy your stay in Swanage.Fabulous rentals by the sea
Swanage positioned itself as a holiday destination during the Victorian era and that is why many properties feature the traditional architecture of that specific time. Fabulous rentals with all the necessary amenities and lovely terraces and balconies with the best sea views. For families with kids, properties with gardens and swimming pools are a good option and they still are within walking distance from the beach. Swanage caters to all of your needs for a memorable stay.
Holidays in Swanage
The area and getting around
The coastal town of Swanage is on the peninsula of the Isle of Purbeck. The stunning towering cliffs overlooking the sea, are one of the features of this resort perched on the Jurassic Coast. Holidaymakers are attracted to this lovely town to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the allure of its laid-back vibe. A sublime beach with crystal waters give you the chance to enjoy a relaxed and easy day basking in the sun. Walking around town is very easy by foot so you have the time to peruse some trinket-filled shops, enjoy a coffee at the cosy cafes and have a nice meal at the restaurants where you can have the traditional British classic - beer-battered fish and chips.The beautiful Dorset Coast and its villages
Swanage is an ideal base for exploring other towns nearby. Along the Jurassic Coast you find several pretty villages worth a day trip to. Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth or Christchurch are some of them. Not far from town, the Purbeck Heritage coast offers dramatic scenery, rugged cliffs and secluded coves where you can walk, swim or lay down on your towel and enjoy the sun and sea. It is time to take a tour and discover the wonders of the south.
Travellers and activities
A seaside resort always offers plenty of activities to make the most of the sea. The bay provides a sheltered environment ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and going on a pedalo and exploring the coastline at your leisure. Need an adrenaline fix? Jet skiing, surfing or a donut ride might give you the solution! Underwater there is also a whole world to explore. Scuba diving under the piers or going to coastal wrecks sites will be a great experience in this town considered the British home of scuba diving. Come and explore Swanage!Swanage for festival lovers
Annual festivals and events are held throughout the year. The summer season hosts a carnival with fireworks, races, a regatta and several concerts with live music. Well known jazz, blues and folk festivals draw in many fans of these musical styles. New Years Eve has become a tradition that locals celebrate dressing up and gathering at High Street and the square. Jingle and mingle with the locals and enjoy a great celebration as the rounding off of the year!
Did you know the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club was owned by Enid Blyton and her husband Dr Darrell-Waters?
Top 5 travel tips in Swanage
When looking for somewhere to eat in Swanage you are spoilt of choice. You can choose from great places like a cosy pub for a pint or a fine dining to celebrate a special occasion. The Corner Restaurant is one of the most popular in town and its menu is based on British cuisine with game, meat and poultry from the area and local markets. Locals prefer The Canteen, though. For a meal with sea views, The Bull and Boat will serve you fish, vegetarian dishes or meat with unbeatable views. If you add a delicious coffee with the same views, the Cabin is the place to be.2. Get on the steamy train
From Swanage you can go as far as Norden mostly all year round. The thing about this route is that you can get on a restored heritage steam railway. You can travel either way on this 12 mile return trip. Along the way you can enjoy the stunning views of Purbeck countryside and the remains of Corfe Castle while having a cup of tea or a snack on-board. Enjoy your nostalgic steam-train ride on the Purbeck line!3. Visit Brownsea Island, a wildlife sanctuary
In the middle of Poole Harbour there is the little island of Brownsea. The visitor centre offers insights of the history of the island, the crafts that were made here and the remains of the village of Maryland. The island was home to several industries including daffodil farming and cattle farming. Nowadays, you can go camping at the Outdoor Centre and practice archery, mini golf, orienteering, and low ropes. If you go with the kids, as a family you can do the tree-climbing trees, the Trackers Pack and let the children play in the natural playground area. Special events are held during school holidays and different seasons like the Open-Air Theatre and cinema under the stars.4. Have an outdoor adventure
Adventure experiences and lots of fun for families, groups and team building. Enjoy a fantastic day out with activities tailored to your needs and led by experienced instructors. Try the Ropes Course, climbing, abseiling, bushcraft, kayaking, canoeing or coasteering in the Isle of Purbeck.5. Get active
There is plenty to do in Swanage during the holidays. Practice some tennis or basketball and have a go at bowling or putting some crazy golf. The Isle of Purbeck has 2 courses in the middle of incredible surroundings and stunning views of Poole Harbour. Have you ever tried carving? Now you have the chance to do it at Burngate Stone Carving Centre where they offer courses for children and adults. Try your artistic skills and carve an animal, a sculpture or any other object you fancy!
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Swanage
Our data shows that Swanage has an average price of £157.83 per night, which is a relatively high one under the cities in the United Kingdom.Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Swanage?
If you decide to discover Swanage, we suggest planning your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 71% in the year 2019.How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Swanage?
In Swanage we offer you an extensive catalogue of approximately 350 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 12 local and international partners.