Swanage Information Centre

Visit Swanage

The Visitor Services Team can be followed on Facebook, contacted by telephone on 01929 766018, or via email to welcome@swanage.gov.uk 





The Swanage Information Centre is proud to have won Gold at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2023/24! Please come and visit us to see why the judges rated us so highly.


Visitor Information                        

Swanage Information Centre is an excellent point of reference for all visitors to the area, as well as local residents. Our friendly Visitor Services Team will be delighted to help you plan your holiday and find out more about the area.

By carefully assessing your requirements and interests, the Team will ensure that you have the very best information to make your holiday a real success.

The Centre has brochures on local attractions, activities, walks, and history trails. There is also an extensive stock of maps, books, postcards, souvenirs, and a wide range of local produce and artisan goods for sale.

The Visitor Services Team can help you with:

  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Boat trips, excursions, days out and activities
  • Beach huts
  • National Express bookings (UK & some European destinations)
  • And so much more...         

Contact Details

Swanage Information Centre

The White House
Shore Road
BH19 1LB

Tel: 01929 766018                                                                                                          

Email: welcome@swanage.gov.uk 


Tourism website: Visit Swanage   

Opening Hours

The Swanage Information Centre is open seven days a week as follows:

Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Saturday: 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Sunday: Closed (November – March)

We look forward to welcoming you!


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Visit our Tourism Website 

Visit Swanage

To search for accommodation availability, local eateries, shops, attractions, activities and events, or to request a brochure.


Further information can be found on the Visit Dorset website:  

Visit-Dorset - the official tourism website for Dorset   


Visitor Guides

For more information about visiting Dorset, and the Swanage and Purbeck area, including accommodation, events and places to visit, please visit Visit Dorset's 'Brochures & Guides' webpage. 

We also have a smaller 'Town Guide' which gives you an overview of what you can find in our lovely town - Swanage Essential Guide.


Accessible Dorset - Plan your visit

For more information regarding accessibility, a selection of helpful access guides and assistance for visitors with additional needs, please visit:

Visit-Dorset - Accessibility Guides



  Fairtrade in Swanage

Swanage is proud to be a Fairtrade Town                       

Swanage became a Fairtrade town in 2005. This was only made possible by the many shops, cafes, B&B`s and hotels who supply Fairtrade products. Also, many schools, churches, and community groups support Fairtrade too. We have ongoing support from Swanage Town Council, which is crucial in gaining Fairtrade status. To see the listings, pick up a free copy of the Purbeck Fairtrade Directory from the Information Centres and Libraries in Purbeck.

 For more information on Fairtrade locally contact Frances Ward on 01929 421968 or visit The Fairtrade Foundation website. www.fairtrade.org.uk



The Swanage Information Centre is proud to have won Gold at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2023/24! Please come and visit us to see why the judges rated us so highly.