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“Swanage Coastal Park”
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
31 helpful votes
“Swanage Coastal Park”
Reviewed 23 May 2010

This holiday park was small but the caravan was lovely and clean. Only a 20 minute stroll into town. Lovely quaint shops selling some wonderful craft delights. My husband and I stayed at the Coastal Park for 3 nights and found this a lovely stay. The park manager seemed very friendly and happy to help. We had a sea view from our caravan which was great. We were situated at the top of this small site in caravan 95 which was at the end of a row of caravans near the small lane which leads to California Farm. I would recommend this holidaty park for a quiet stay. I would not recommend this site for families as there are no on site facilities.

10 Thank HawtinWales
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Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
49 helpful votes
“Beautiful Town. Worth a visit”
Reviewed 25 September 2009

Recently stayed in Weymouth and visited Swanage, what a truly beautiful place. We spent the whole day there. Highly recommended. :)

3 Thank speedy4
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Level 6 Contributor
483 reviews
276 helpful votes
“English seaside at its best”
Reviewed 24 September 2009

Swanage is a great place for everyone. Families with children will enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, people looking for outdoor activities will enjoy the walking, cycling, and water sports available in the area, and younger groups will enjoy the pubs and nightclub. Those wanting to just relax can visit the historic pier and museum, or play tennis or golf (the town offers putting, pitch and putt, and a full golf course).

Swanage is a small town with a really good selection of cafes and restaurants, starting from the simplest cafe where you can get tea and cakes, right up to fine dining with a sea view. There are also lots of pubs, some of which have live music at the weekends.

There's always an event of some sort in Swanage. In summer, there are the half marathon, the week-long carnival, Lifeboat week, bus rally, outdoor fetes, fireworks, and live music on the seafront. Out of season are the jazz festival, folk festival, rowing regattas, tractor pulls and many other small events.

Accommodation in Swanage offers a broad range of options. There are many camp sites not far from the town. In the town, there are many B&Bs and small hotels. There are also a few very nice large hotels, and a short distance away at Studland is the luxurious Knoll Beach Hotel.

In short, Swanage is English seaside at its best.

1 Thank Neatham
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
“The great Swanage Rip Off”
Reviewed 10 September 2009

Swanage Car Parking rip-off. Most people need to park for 3 or 4 hours; Swanage realises this, so they give you a choice of paying for up to 2 hours parking OR paying £5 for the rest of the day. If this is how they treat their visitors they don't deserve to have any.

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milton keynes
1 review
4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2009

Swanage was an amazing weekend for us, a young couple in our early 20's. we stayed in a tent at a site called Herston leisure. good basic facilities and couldn't say a bad thing about the place and service from staff!
There was plenty to do in swanage, we went to visit the town, where we caught crabs, and got some great views. there are also lots of boutique type shops and lots of character.
We went to see corfe castle, which was good, with lots of walks and great views again.
We also went to durdle door at lulworth cove, which was amazing, but be prepared to do lots of walking, its up and then down a cliff, but well worth the energy! there were some great little pubs here with nice local cider, and also a fudge and local ice cream shop, as well as a seafood shop.
We also went to see the old harrys rock, again a bit of walking but a nice walk. there is a large grassy area on the cliff which was nice to sit on and adm,ire the view.
We wanted to also visit a lost town called tyneham, but ran out of time.

Overall a fantastic place, we had a fun packed weekend and would definately go back.

4 Thank danielleMiltonKeynes
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