The sea was calm and the sky was blue for this spring season re-visit to Swanage. Kayaks were out in the bay and visitors and tourists mingled on the beach. There’s a fine arc to the beach here and all the facilities you might need are close at hand, including a beach bistro, cafe bar and all manner of water sports. The beach huts were starting to open up for the season, some being dusted down after the winter recess. This is a good place to meet friends or simply relax and let the day pass by.
Barry is a convert to Swanage, happy by the beach.
The view from the flat calm water’s edge.
On a bright day, Swanage is an ideal place to enjoy the sun and play in the sand and sea. Deck chairs, pedaloes, kayaks and sun beds are all for hire here. The beach runs the length of the town and is backed by a promenade, lined with amusements and attractions. Near to the Lifeboat House is the Wellington Clock Tower, which once stood on London Bridge. On a clear day, you can see all the way over to the Isle of Wight. The town has a long association with scuba diving, the shallow bay and clear waters offering an excellent environment for the sport. Other water sports include sailing, water-skiing and wind surfing. The South West Coast Path passes the beach, leading via Old Harry Rocks to nearby Studland Bay.
What the beach means to Margaret.
The view from the banjo jetty.