British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at www.SeaBritain.co.uk.

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

Tuesday

27 June 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed6mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1006mb
Humidity86%
UV Risk4
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:57 BST
Sunset21:24 BST

Wednesday

28 June 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure997mb
Humidity86%
UV Risk4
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:58 BST
Sunset21:24 BST

Thursday

29 June 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed10mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure996mb
Humidity79%
UV Risk4
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:58 BST
Sunset21:24 BST

Tuesday

Low tide: 06:28 BST
(05:28 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:58 BST
(10:58 27 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:54 BST
(17:54 27 June 2017 GMT)

Wednesday

High tide: 00:04 BST
(23:04 27 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:17 BST
(06:17 28 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:42 BST
(11:42 28 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:45 BST
(18:45 28 June 2017 GMT)

Thursday

High tide: 00:37 BST
(23:37 28 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:07 BST
(07:07 29 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:25 BST
(12:25 29 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:38 BST
(19:38 29 June 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).