A gentle shelving sandy beach flanked by a promenade and backed by colourful gardens, an ideal family beach in a traditional Victorian seaside resort. Surrounded by areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – so much to discover you will want to come back again and again.
Beach type: Sand
Nearest town: Swanage
Local authority: Poole Borough Council
OS Grid Reference: SZ031792
Tourist Information Centre
The White House
Phone 01929 422 885
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Forecast for Thursday 23 March
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|Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.||
|Chance of rain||48%|
|Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.||
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|Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.||
|Chance of rain||78%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.||
|Chance of rain||56%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.||
|Chance of rain||66%|
|Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.||
Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.
In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.
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