We are blessed to have an incredible selection of stunning beaches to choose from in the immediate local area, from the long sandy beaches of Studland Bay, to the Blue Flag Awarded Swanage Main Beach. For those more adventurous among you we have some secret coves and spots we can highly recommend which are well worth the hike, and where you might even find some fossils.
We are situated close to the Coastal Path which forms part of the famous South West Coast Pathway, and we are proud to be officially associated with the wonderful organisation that maintains this pathway. Local favourites of ours are Durdle Door, Old Harry’s Rock, and of course Lulworth Cove. However if the coast is not your preferred terrain, fear not. The Isle of Purbeck is blessed with forest, heathland, and acres upon acres of stunning countryside.
The Isle of Purbeck is a perfect place for a cycling break, whether on the road or off. There is a plethora of local off road routes we can point you in the direction of, from the Norden Single Track, to the Nine Barrow Down & Rempstone Forest. Then on your return why not relax in our gardens with a refreshing drink and take in the panoramic view of Nine Barrow Down.
Whether your passion is course fishing, fly fishing, or even sea fishing, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy your passion here in the Purbecks. Across the coastline we can recommend spots which are excellent for bass, mullet, wrasse, whiting and conger eels. Inland there are some excellent rainbow trout at a favourite spot of ours, which often features in our house specials, and we will happily store your catch safely until your departure.
Whilst there are a number of golf courses in the Dorset area, few could claim to rival the views which the prestigious Isle of Purbeck Golf Club holds. With a rich history dating back to 1892 the Isle of Purbeck GC has had many careful custodians, from Dr Darrell-Waters & Enid Blyton, to Mr Randolph, former Chair and MD of the Wilkinson Sword Company. A wonderfully traditional course set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
For those with a more adventurous side there is a huge range of activities to choose amongst. From sea kayaking, wind surfing and power kiting out on the water, to climbing and horse riding inland. There is no shortage of new challenges and adventures to try, all set in the most outstanding natural beauty spots.
Dorset, and the Isle of Purbeck in particular is the perfect location for a family break. There are fantastic days out to make incredible memories at places such as the world famous Monkey World, the Tank Museum, Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle and the impressive Swanage steam railway. Or take a change of pace and get back to nature at Arne Nature Reserve, the National Trust managed Jurassic Coastline, or the wonderful seaside town of Swanage.
Dorset is home to a spectacular array of festivals and events throughout the calendar year, and we’re sure there is an occasion perfect for you.
For information on upcoming festivals and events in the local area, please visit the Swanage Town Council website: