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Swanage

A bustling Victorian seaside resort, Swanage has retained its charm and popularity for good reasons. Visit for lovely sandy beaches and the town’s location on the beautiful Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site.

Why not combine your MV Balmoral trip with a ride on the Swanage Heritage Railway? Steam through the scenic Dorset countryside, passing historic Corfe Castle before returning home on the ship! 

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Swanage Pier

Postcode:  BH19 2AW

Access: By road – A35/ A351/ High Street

Car parking: Swanage District Council car parks including Broad Road [short walk].
Norden Park & Ride located at BH20 5DW connecting to Swanage via Swanage Heritage Railway or bus.

Public transport: Wareham Railway Station (11.2 miles) with services to London/Bournemouth/Southampton and more. Taxi or bus service 40 from Wareham to Swanage.

Local bus stop: Swanage, Bus station (0.5 miles). Frequent services in local area and service 50 to/from Bournemouth.
Please use http://www.traveline.info/ to plan your journey.

Additional local information: Swanage Tourist Information. Tel: 01929 422885

    Cruise The Needles
    Join at magnificent Swanage Pier to enjoy an afternoon sailing out to The Needles, distinctive Isle of Wight chalk formations.
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    Cruise Jurassic Coast to Weymouth
    Enjoy an evening cruise along the magnificent Jurassic coast to Weymouth and return. Sample the fare in the on board restaurant, have a drink in the ship's bar or watch the scenery as the sun starts to go down.
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    Cruise & explore: Yarmouth
    Enjoy an Isle of Wight day out! Sail across to Yarmouth for time ashore. Enjoy scenic local walks, a picnic by Yarmouth Castle or pick up one of the Isle of Wight open top buses.
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    Circumnavigate Isle of Wight
    Spend a wonderful day aboard: sail out to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and continue to circumnavigate this much-loved Isle. From the Needles to sweeping sandy beaches, we appreciate the diversity of this stunning coastline.
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    Music Cruise: Jurassic Coast
    Join at Swanage Pier for a relaxing evening cruise along the magnificent Jurassic Coast. A live band will play in the Britannia Lounge, sip a drink from the ship's bar or watch the scenery go by as the sun is going down.
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    Cruise & explore: Weymouth
    Join us at Swanage Pier for a morning cruise along part of the Jurassic coast to Weymouth. Enjoy two hours ashore for lunch or a wander before journeying back on board ship.
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    Cruise Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Coast & Portland Bill
    Join us at Swanage Pier to sail part of the Continue along the coast of the Isle of Portland to Portland Bill. Pass dramatic limestone cliffs, sweeping grasslands and look out out for the towers of three historically important lighthouses before returning.
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    Cruise The Needles
    Join at magnificent Swanage Pier to enjoy an afternoon sailing out to The Needles, distinctive Isle of Wight chalk formations.
    Click to buy tickets
    Cruise & explore: Yarmouth
    Enjoy an Isle of Wight day out! Sail across to Yarmouth for time ashore. Enjoy scenic local walks, a picnic by Yarmouth Castle or pick up one of the Isle of Wight open top buses.
    Click to buy tickets
    Circumnavigate Isle of Wight
    Spend a wonderful day aboard: sail out to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and continue to circumnavigate this much-loved Isle. From the Needles to sweeping sandy beaches, we appreciate the diversity of this stunning coastline.
    Click to buy tickets