Swanage is a small seaside town at the beginning of the Jurassic Coast (Britain’s only natural World Heritage Site). It has a safe clean beach, with views of the Isle of Wight from several of the festival venues.
Though there is adequate accommodation in the town and surrounding villages (from picturesque camp sites to three star hotels), early booking is advised if you want to be near the centre of town. The Tourist Office will provide details of accommodation and the staff are happy to help out with problems (though they don’t do the actual booking). There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit most tastes.

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Crows Nest Inn
Marquees 1 & 2
Prince Albert Gardens
Seafront Performance Space
Swanage Methodist Church
Swanage Railway Station
Swanage Tourist Information Centre
The Black Swan
The Old Stone Quay
The Pier
The Red Lion
The Royal British Legion
The Swanage Conservative Club
White Swan


For accommodation and general enquiries about Swanage contact: Swanage Tourist Information Centre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LB, Tel. 01929 422885. We advise you to use the accommodation list of our local community web site

  • PRS For Music Foundation
  • Swanage Jazz Festival gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation.
  • Gee Whites Seafood Restaurant