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“Beautiful 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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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Beautiful Swanage! Clean and safe Blue Flag beach, a thought provoking mural painted by local artists which represents the history of the town painted on a listed, derelict building in a prime seafront position, friendly and traditional pubs, fun filled arcades, good quality cafés serving an excellent selection of coffee, excellent choice of fish and chip shops – take your pick! A fun fair filled with the sound of kids having a good time in a safe and fun environment well out of the way of any danger but with an amazing view over the bay, plenty of cafés and bakeries to chill out in and watch the world go by. Gee Whites is getting a makeover this winter so closed in October and will be ready to wow customers again in the summer with its brand new, purpose built restaurant and dining area. A wide array of shops selling everything from key rings and kiss me quick hats to high end art, chocolate and jewellery. Follow traffic restrictions and you won’t have a single problem finding somewhere to park in Swanage, even in peak season.
Overall Swanage and its amazing bay is utterly beautiful, reassuringly traditional and with a simply awe-inspiring landscape should be on every travel ‘bucket list’. I guess your outlook on life shapes what you see, beauty is all around us, and some just have to look harder for it.

Thank The_Arty_One
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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seaweed strewn beach,graffiti covered derelict buildings in prime seafront position, downmarket pubs,npenny arcades outdated cafés, fish and chip bars x2 next to each other, a funfair spoiling the views, nothing resembling a cafe culture.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!

2  Thank Ann H
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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

Thank MarchControl
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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'

Thank maz351
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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.

Thank Caroline B
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