Around Swanage

Easter Cottage is ideally located for the beach, water sports, the steam railway, walking the coastal path and exploring further into the delightful Dorset countryside. 

The beach is one of the main attractions of the town.  The beaches are clean, and the beach has one many European Blue Flag Awards.  Swanage beach has a well earned reputation for being a good place to soak up the sun and play in the sand and sea. Deck chairs are available for hire, as are pedaloes, kayaks and sun beds. Swanage. 
On a clear day it is possible to see all the way over to the Isle of Wight.

Swanage beach is home to many water sports. The town has a long association with scuba diving and diving training programmes and excursions run regularly from Swanage, the shallow bay and clear waters offer excellent training grounds for this sport. Other water sports include sailing, water-skiing and wind surfing. Swanage beach is found on the South West Coast Path. It is not at all uncommon for people to set out from the chain ferry that links Studland Bay to Poole and walk over the cliffs and past Old Harry Rocks to Swanage beach.

Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated just a mile from Easter Cottage, is a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland. With stunning views, walking trails, the historic Great Globe, superb geology, fascinating wildlife and the newly renovated Durlston Castle.

Within a short distance from Swanage you can also discover; Corfe Castle, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, The Blue Pool and many other fascinating places.

Exploring Dorset

Dorset is an area of contrasts, from great seaside resorts to miles upon miles of classically English and unspoilt rolling countryside.

If you're after clear air, sweeping cliff walks, breathtaking views, charming market  towns brimming with restaurants and shops to explore, snug little villages, Dorset is for you!

Dorset is as multi-layered as the famous fossil flecked cliffs along its Jurassic Coast - a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up. 

The charming countryside Dorset has to offer has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's easy to see why - take some time to discover this beautiful county at your own pace.

 

Images Courtesy of Visitdorset

 

Main Events in Swanage 2014

27 April - Classic Car Display & Charity Day
9-11 May - Swanage Railway Diesel Gala
24-25 May - Swanage Rowing Club Regatta
1 June - Swanage Bay Triathalon
21 June - Swanage Rowing Regatta
24-28 June - Purbeck Arts Weeks
28-29 June - Armed Forces Weekend 
11-13 July - Swanage Jazz Festival
12-13 July - Swanage Railway 35 Gala
26 July-2 August - Swanage Carnival
8-16 August - Lifeboat Week
10 August - Swanage Triathalon
5-7 September - Swanage Folk Festival & Classic Transport Rally
13-14 Sep - South East Championship Regatta
3-5 October - Swanage Blues Festival
17-19 October Swanage Railway Steam Gala
Dec - Swanage Railway Santa Specials

Whilst every care is taken in providing these dates, Easter Cottage cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information and accept no responsibility.

Useful Holiday Information

Here is a selection of useful websites for planning your perfect holiday:

 

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