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Swanage - Central Beach

Swanage, Dorset

The safe sheltered bay is flanked by magnificent chalk headlands on either side. The gently sloping sands form a good 2km family beach with a promenade, providing all the facilities of a small seaside resort.

Weather and Tides

Saturday

29 April 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed25mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1014mb
Humidity67%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunset20:25 BST

Sunday

30 April 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed21mph
VisibilityModerate
Pressure999mb
Humidity84%
UV Risk3
PollutionLow
Sunrise05:45 BST
Sunset20:26 BST

Monday

1 May 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1006mb
Humidity80%
UV Risk4
PollutionModerate
Sunrise05:43 BST
Sunset20:28 BST

Saturday

Low tide: 06:05 BST
(05:05 29 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:37 BST
(10:37 29 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:27 BST
(17:27 29 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:49 BST
(22:49 29 April 2017 GMT)

Sunday

Low tide: 06:51 BST
(05:51 30 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:20 BST
(11:20 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:15 BST
(18:15 30 April 2017 GMT)

Monday

High tide: 00:19 BST
(23:19 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:40 BST
(06:40 1 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:03 BST
(12:03 1 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:07 BST
(19:07 1 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Swanage) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk).