Sporting Activities

Council Facilities

Swanage Town Council’s parks and open spaces offer many opportunities for activities, with a number of facilities for hire. 

To book an activity at Beach Gardens, please telephone Beach Gardens on 01929 424339 or the Tourist Information Centre on 01929 422885.

At Beach Gardens:

At Days Park and King George’s playing field:

To enquire about hiring a football pitch, please contact the Town Hall on 01929 423636.

Other facilities

There are numerous other sporting activities that can be pursued in Swanage, but are not the responsibility of Swanage Town Council.  We can't list them all, but here are some of the most popular:

Swanage is a popular location for rock climbers, with pitches of most grades on the cliffs west of Anvil Point (the Lighthouse).

Swanage Cricket Club was formed in the 1920’s and has gone from strength to strength, today the club has several teams that play on Saturdays and Sundays through the cricket season.  To find out more about the club and matches visit their website on

There is also a croquet club that utilises the facilities at Swanage cricket ground.  For contact details visit and click on South West area/Swanage Croquet Club.

Swimming Pools
Indoor heated swimming pools can be found at two of the town’s holiday parks which are open for public swimming. Swanage Bay View Holiday Park which can be found in Panorama Road and Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park, off Ulwell Road.

Please click here for more information about Swanage Sailing Club.

Swanage Sea Rowing Club
Swanage Sea Rowing club was formed in November 2001.  Whilst encouraging all forms of rowing at sea, the club particularly wishes to be involved in Cornish Pilot Gig racing.  For more information on this activity go to