Beach Gardens and 'Tea on the Green'

Beach Gardens telephone number: 01929 424339

Swanage Town Council is celebrating after receiving a prestigious Green Flag Award  for 2023/24, as it is officially recognised as one of the country's best parks


Beach Gardens Sports Park Green Flag Management Plan 2023


Please find a copy of the full news report here


Beach Gardens

Beach Gardens is a haven of activity from April to the end of September each year.

The beautiful gardens are nestled in between Northbrook Road and De Moulham Road, just off the beach.




Here you will find an 18 hole putting green that gives  both adults and children hours of competition and fun.


The newly refurbished tennis courts are used by local residents and holidaymakers alike.

Basketball and Table Tennis facilities are also available.

Refreshments available

Refreshments are available at the 'Tea on the Green', our refreshment stop set amongst beautiful views of the gardens, the sea and the Purbeck Hills. Try one of our coffees whilst you take in the view.

The Tea on the Green offers a variety of coffees, hot & cold drinks, also light refreshments such as toasted teacakes and flapjacks.


We have a good selection of local products from Swanage and Purbeck, such as delicious Purbeck Ice cream and fresh Dorset Rose Ice lollies!

There is a lovely, accessible decked area where you can take a moment to sit down and enjoy the wonderful planting, trees, and fantastic views of the hills and bay.


Tea on the Green is proud to be a 'Plastic Free Champion', striving  to eliminate single use plastic and to recycle where possible.



Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 5.30pm (last putting at 4.30pm)
  • Friday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.30pm (last putting at 4.30pm)
  • Please note, there may be occasions when the facilities at Beach Gardens will be closed due to inclement weather conditions. Therefore, please  telephone Swanage Information Centre in advance to check if the 'Tea on the  Green ' kiosk is open. Tel: 01929 766018.

The following activities are available:

  • Eighteen hole putting green – a challenging and fun course for all ages
  • Six tennis courts - ball and racket hire available
  • Free to use Basketball court - Basketball hire available
  • Free to use outdoor Table Tennis Table - Bat and ball hire available

Please visit the following link for a full list of the Beach Gardens charges/hire charges. Thank you.

Should the Tea on Green kiosk be closed, please contact the Swanage Information Centre on 01929 766018, or pop in to the office on the sea front to make a tennis booking.

If you would like to join or find out more about membership or bookings for Swanage Tennis Club and Swanage Bowling Club, please click on the relevant links below: 

Swanage Tennis Club website & Facebook page

Swanage Bowling Club website & Facebook page