Top things to do in Swanage
Top Things to do in Swanage
After popping in and visiting the wonderful Dawn, Julie and their team in our Swanage chocolate house why not grab a takeaway hot chocolate and a delicious gelato and see the wonderful attractions of Swanage and the best the Isle of Purbeck has to offer.
Swanage Sea Front & Pier
Swanage seafront takes centre stage with its golden sands & colourful beach huts. The promenade is lined with amusements, laughter and the obligatory pedalos for hire. Walk round to the celebrated Victorian pier to enjoy some of the best views of the bay
Take a step back in time with a nostalgic ride on a historic steam locomotive, taking in the wonderful countryside views around the area.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, Studland bay, which is 4 miles long is perfect for taking a dip in the sea with lovely views of Old Harry & The Isle of Wight.
Sea Fishing – Mackerel
Hire a boat for a day or take a fishing trip and see if you can catch some mackerel. The bay is renowned for mackerel fishing due to being sheltered from the limestone cliffs. This is the inspiration behind our Milk & Dark chocolate maceral sold online and in our chocolate houses.
Durlston Country Park
With 320 acres to explore, Durlston Country Park has so much to offer. Stunning views of the coastline, abundance of wildlife and a castle to boot - you can easily spend the day here taking everything in.
Jurassic Coast walks – Old Harry
One of the most iconic Purbeck land marks is Old Harry Rock (and his wife) and is part of the South West Coast Path and popular with walkers and cyclists.
Corfe Castle has dominated the landscape of The Isle of Purbeck and has been doing so for over 1000 years. Visit the national trust ruin and discover its story and its royal connection.