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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


28 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed21mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:29 BST
Sunset20:59 BST


29 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed10mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:30 BST
Sunset20:58 BST


Low tide: 07:41 BST
(06:41 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:55 BST
(11:55 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:08 BST
(19:08 28 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:24 BST
(23:24 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:28 BST
(07:28 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:32 BST
(12:32 29 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:58 BST
(19:58 29 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:33 BST
(23:33 29 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:20 BST
(08:20 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:52 BST
(12:52 30 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:55 BST
(20:55 30 July 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 (