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Swanage Diving is based in

Swanage Pier, Dorset

Swanage, Dorset ‘A Traditional Resort

Come and enjoy the spectacular cliff top walks of the Isle of Purbeck, the sparkling blue waters of Swanage bay, follow an historic trail around Swanage or take a nostalgic trip by steam train through the wonderful Purbeck countryside to Corfe Castle and maybe have your very own adventure.  Click here for directions to and from Swanage Pier


Rated as one of the top dive destinations in the U.K Swanage is the ideal place to learn how to dive, continue your education and dive for enjoyment. With Swanage Pier and the Kyarra on its doorstep plus many other wrecks, reefs and drift sites at its disposal you will always find something to wet the appetite.


There are many quality attractions that celebrate the history and heritage of Swanage. The Swanage Pier has been restored to its original Victorian splendour and the Swanage Railway operates from Norden to Swanage via Corfe Castle over six miles of track. You can also visit the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre in the Square, which tells the fascinating natural and social history of Swanage including the story of the town and its development with the help of entrepreneurs John Mowlem and George Burt as well as an introduction to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Swanage Carnival is also a fun packed week with the yearly show from the Red Arrows.

Durlston HeadThe Purbecks ‘Something Special’

The Purbeck coast is truly something special and has something on offer for everyone, whether you want to spend your time relaxing on the soft sand beaches, exploring the coast path or hunting for fossils and walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs.

Jurassic Coast

Most of Purbeck lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and now, with the coastline being designated as the Jurassic Coast part of England’s first natural World Heritage Site, it is clear for all to see that Purbeck is truly something very special.

The Coast Path

The South West Coast Path follows the whole of our coastline starting at Shell Bay. For 27 miles you can experience the glorious sandy beaches, dramatic cliff tops, incredible rock formations, spectacular geological features and hidden coves that make up the Purbeck coastline.

Corfe CastleWildlife

Whilst enjoying the coast keep your eyes peeled for the wide array of wildlife that calls Purbeck it’s home, from birds including puffins, razorbills and guillemots, to sealife including dolphins and porpoises and beautiful plant life including early spider, flowering bee and pyramidal orchids.

By the Sea

If you are looking to spend a day by the sea, Purbeck has an array of beaches to suit everyone, from safe family beaches to remote bays. The sea along the Purbeck coast is generally calm, making it a safe place for children to play and ideal for long leisurely swims. The golden sands of Studland Beach and Shell Bay stretch for miles, giving you the option of staying close to the facilities or finding a more secluded spot. To be at the heart of the action, head for Swanage Bay with its sandy beach and bustling town. The rocky ledges at Kimmeridge are ideal for rock pooling. Along the coast at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door you will find dramatic scenery that has been inspiring people for generations.

For more information check out the

            Swanage and Purbeck Holiday Brochure     Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

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