Swanage is situated on the eastern tip of the Purbeck Peninsula and boasts a long sandy beach looking across beautiful bay. Swanage was a small port and fishing village and became a significant quarrying port. Today Swanage is a busy tourist town with plenty to do and see. The Swanage to Norden railway often has steam engines which travel through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and is a favourite for steam enthusiasts and families alike.

The town boasts many restaurants and pubs including some alfresco eating along the seafront. In the last week of July Swanage hold its annual regatta and carnival one of the premier carnivals on the south coast. Swanage radiates fun and excitement with a 2 mile carnival procession; with vibrant dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the main stage.

The town is located on the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a world Heritage site.