Swanage Information Centre

The Visitor Services Team can be followed on contacted by telephone on 01929 766018, or via email to mail@swanage.gov.uk 

Tourist Information

Swanage Information Centre is an excellent point of reference for all visitors to the area, as well as local residents. Our friendly Visitor Services Team will be delighted to help you plan your holiday and find out more about the area.

By carefully assessing your requirements and interests, the Team will ensure that you have the very best information to make your holiday a real success.

The Centre has brochures on local attractions, activities, walks, and history trails, and offers a postal service on some publications. There is also an extensive stock of maps, books, postcards, souvenirs, postage stamps, and local produce and artisan goods for sale.

The Visitor Services Team can help you with:

  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Boat trips and excursions
  • Beach Huts
  • National Express bookings (UK & some European destinations)         

Contact Details

Swanage Information Centre

The White House
Shore Road
BH19 1LB

Tel: 01929 766018                                                                                                          

Email: mail@swanage.gov.uk 


Opening Hours

The Centre is wheelchair and dog friendly, and is open seven days a week from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. - please note however that the Centre will be closed on Sundays from October 2018 until Easter 2019.


Christmas 2018 opening hours:        

  • Saturday 22nd December - Open
  • Sunday 23rd December to Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Closed
  • Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - Open 


Visitor Guide

For more information about visiting Swanage and Purbeck, including accommodation, events and places to visit, and an interactive map, please download the Swanage and Purbeck Visitor Guide

Visit our Tourism Website

To search for accommodation availability, local attractions,  activities and events, or to request a brochure, please also see our tourism website:

Visit-Dorset - the official tourism website for Dorset

Accessible Dorset - Plan your visit

For more information regarding accessibility, a selection of helpful access guides and assistance for visitors with additional needs, please visit:

Visit-Dorset - Accessibility Guides



  Fairtrade in Swanage                      

Swanage became a Fairtrade town in 2005. This was only made possible by the many shops, cafes, B&B`s and hotels who supply Fairtrade products. Also, many schools, churches, and community groups support Fairtrade too. We have ongoing support from Swanage Town Council, which is crucial in gaining Fairtrade status. To see the listings, pick up a free copy of the Purbeck Fairtrade Directory from the Tourist Information Centres and Libraries in Purbeck.

 For more information on Fairtrade locally contact Frances Ward on 01929 421968 or visit The Fairtrade Foundation website. www.fairtrade.org.uk