Public Conveniences in Swanage






Please note that the toilets highlighted below are currently closed until further notice.  The situation will continue to be monitored on a regular basis so please visit this page again for any future updates.

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.

Toilets equipped with disabled facilities are noted in brackets.


The following toilets are open all year round:

  • Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre - OPEN (disabled facility)
  • Shore Road - OPEN (disabled facility)
  • Peveril Point - OPEN
  • Mermond Place - OPEN (disabled facility - accessible 24 hours a day via use of a RADAR key)
  • Beach Gardens - OPEN (disabled facility)


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 - OPEN
  • Burlington Chine  (*open at weekends, and during school holidays) - CURRENTLY CLOSED (awaiting repair) (disabled facility)
  • Main Beach car park, Victoria Avenue (*open for market days, during school holidays, and for weekend football matches) - OPEN (disabled facility)
  • North Beach car park - OPEN (disabled facility)
  • 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.