Public Conveniences in Swanage






Please note that the toilets highlighted below are currently closed until further notice. At the present time two public toilets remain open, these are situated in Shore Road and Mermond Place. The situation will continue to be monitored on a regular basis so please visit this page again for any future updates.

In response to COVID-19 and the three new measures introduced by the UK Government on 23rd March 2020, please visit our news page for up to date details of the Town Council's current services.

This is an unprecedented, continually changing situation and we are all working to keep Swanage residents safe. The Town Council would like to thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.


Please find below details of public facilities in and around the town.

All facilities are free to use.


Opening Times

All toilets are open and operational by 8.00 a.m., except for the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre toilets, which are open and operational by 10.00 a.m.


Opening/Closure - Months/Times

Spring/Autumn (April, May & September) - 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Summer (June, July & August) - 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. (until 11.00 p.m. as and when required for local events)

Winter (October to March) - 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. – except for the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre toilets, which are only open until 4.00 p.m.

Please note, however, that all Town Council toilets will be closed on Christmas Day.


The following toilets are open all year round:

  • Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Shore Road - OPEN
  • Peveril Point - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Mermond Place - OPEN
  • Beach Gardens - CURRENTLY CLOSED


The following toilets are open from April to September, and closed from October to March, although they are open as indicated* between October and March:

  • Battlegate - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Burlington Chine (*open at weekends, and during school holidays) - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Main Beach car park, Victoria Avenue (*open for market days, during school holidays, and for weekend football matches) - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • North Beach car park - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • The Spa Beach Huts - CURRENTLY CLOSED

There are also toilet facilities available at Swanage Railway Station when trains are running.

Please note, however, that the Town Council's public conveniences may at times be closed during adverse weather conditions.

If you require any assistance or further information if any of our toilets are closed, then please contact the Town Hall via email to: or the Swanage Information Centre on Tel: 01929 766018, or via email to:

Thank you.