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“Scruffy Swanage”
Review of Swanage Bay View

Swanage Bay View
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Return Jurassic Coast Cruise to Swanage from Poole
Ranked #2 of 4 Fun & Games in Swanage
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Scruffy Swanage”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Scruffy Swanage, seaweed strewn beach,graffiti covered derelict buildings in prime seafront position, downmarket pubs,npenny arcades outdated cafés, fish and chip bars x2 next to each other, a funfair spoiling the views, nothing resembling a cafe culture. excellent fish bar on quay but housed in a shed which is subject to wind and rain and closes down after October and masses of cheap souvenir shops, selling utter rubbish, Rick Stein please come and show them how it's done. Beware camper van owners they will give you a £70 parking fine for parking on Shore road, just for being a camper van. Swanage needs someone with inspiration to transform this eyesore into the beauty spot it once was!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Middlesex
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great views wherever you care to look.”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Swanage has a beautiful curved shoreline with hills rising around it. The effect is to give a measure of scale to the buildings of the town. Any view that has Old Harry Rocks and chalk cliffs will be impressive. Sunrise at Peveril Point is worth getting up early to see

Visited October 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Sitting in The Dock of the Bay”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Love Swanage- Love The Bay-- Look out from any side, Hilltop or Pier - Amazing views. On a Bright day you can even see the Isle of Wight...Winter or summer take a picnic, sit on 'The Downs' and 'Enjoy' the 'fresh sea air' Brisk in winter-- warm in summer--You will feel so 'refreshed'

Visited July 2013
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Thank maz351
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Swan age Bay, a wonderful stretch of sandy beach”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Swanage Bay was everything I had hoped to find in a British beach. A wonderful stretch of sand, easy to access so ideal for families with children or the elderly. A gently sloping beach with hire of sunshades, pedalos, and other beach equipment available. If you want more privacy you can find it by walking along the sand away from the town towards the far point.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Caroline B
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mid week break”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Lovely beach, great small pier, very clean, lots of places to eat in near vicinity, lots of parking, small heritage centre close by with great information sources

Visited September 2013
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