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Situated in the southeastern corner of Dorset, Purbeck is 60 sq. miles of land bounded on
three sides by water and on its fourth side by a line of hills. With access by only
one main road or a trip by
chain ferry this small area gives the feeling of isolation
from the mainland and hence its name, the Isle of Purbeck.
Its unspoilt coastline and natural beauty make Purbeck the perfect destination for
ramblers, water sport enthusiasts, naturalists, rock climbers and ornithologists
and with some of the best sea views and scenery along the South coast it is an ideal
place for those looking for a haven to relax.
In December 2001 Purbeck along with the Dorset and East Devon coast was recognised
as a World Heritage site.
It is an outstanding example of geological, geomorphic and physiographic features
of the Earth's last 185 million years.
There are plenty of activities in Purbeck to keep all the family amused. It has
its own steam railway,
nearby golf courses, plenty
of fine restaurants, cafes and takeaways, a majestic ruined castle, miles of sandy beaches and enough countryside
Swanage is found at
the end of the Purbeck peninsular. Swanage has a gently shelving, golden sandy beach
and clear unpolluted water that has won the prestigious European "Blue Flag" award
on many occasions as well as the Tidy Britain Group's "Seaside Award".
Swanage has its own water sports centre offering sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving,
and water-skiing for novices and experts alike.
There is great fishing from the
pier and on sea angling trips.
You can also take to sea the on many cruises and
Swanage is an ideal place for a family holiday or a weekend break at any time of
the year. Check out our Accommodation list
Further Information on Purbeck can be found here
To see maps and for directions go here