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Stay the Night at Kingston Country Courtyard
Why not make a night of it and stay at Kingston Country Courtyard. Located in the heart of the Purbecks between Corfe Castle and Swanage, this is the perfect spot to retire to after a day of exploring with characterful stone walls and exposed beams in each room. Get a good night’s rest ready to discover more of the delights of Swanage after a hearty breakfast in the morning.
Step out on Swanage Pier
A trip to Swanage simply isn’t complete without a visit to the victorian pier, with its beautiful views across the coastline. There are plenty of cafes along the seafront if you fancy a snack, ice cream or warming hot chocolate to enjoy whilst looking out to sea.
Take a Trip to Studland Knoll Beach
A trip to the National Trust owned Studland Knoll Beach is essential for your visit to Swanage. Knoll House Hotel is a short walk away, offering delicious food & drink as well as a day retreat package, which includes use of their outdoor pool during the warmer months.
Try Out Paddle-boarding
If you haven’t tried PaddleBoarding before, what better location to give it a go than the tranquil waters of Swanage? Land and Wave offer Paddle Boarding hire and lessons alongside other outdoor activities including sea kayaking, coasteering and climbing.
Visit a Chocolate House
Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to the chocolate house! Chococo may be a national company these days but they haven’t forgotten their roots and you can experience the handcrafted chocolate that put the brand on the map.
Hike the Cliff Trails
You are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to cliffside trails in and around Swanage. There are walks for all ages and abilities from St Aldhelm’s Chapel to Dancing Ledge and Langton Matravers, pick a route that suits your group and take in those picture-perfect views along the way.
Jump Aboard the Jurassic Coastal Boat Cruise
Looking to explore the beautiful Jurassic Coastline during your visit to Swanage? Make sure to book a coastal circular cruise around nearby Poole Harbour, taking in the impressive Old Harry’s Rocks and returning back to Swanage.
Ride the Swanage Railway
Jump aboard the traditional steam train at Swanage and journey over to Corfe Castle to take in the views of the castle ruins. Passengers young and old will enjoy, plus the train is also dog-friendly.