Local Information

The hotel is barely a hundred yards from the sea front, and it will only take you minutes to discover one of the finest beaches in the South of England. With more than three miles of golden sand stretching from Shell Bay to the Old Harry Rock it also provides safe bathing all year round. Seaside activities include; pedaloes, surfboards, canoes, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, fishing and a zoned area for water-sports.

The sea front is pedestrianised during the summer season providing a safe area for children to play.

Tower Lodge Hotel is also ideally based for those guests wishing to benefit from the activities that both the town and surrounding area have to offer.

A rich variety of shops and pubs; The Mowlem Theatre; The Swanage Steam Railway, built in 1886 and operating on a 6 mile track between Swanage and Norden; Durlston Country Park nature reserve with over 260 acres of land and many different species of animal bird and reptile, and a viewpoint where visitors can watch the dolphins swim in the seas to the south; a Victorian Pier; two public swimming pools; tennis courts, indoor and outdoor bowling greens; and even a large golf course are just some of the attractions that are available.

Throughout the year there are also internationally famed events including the Jazz & Folk Festival, Carnival and Regatta week, where in August every year Swanage comes alive with a large firework display, a procession of decorated floats and bands, and a week of family fun with games and competitions taking place around the town.

Events 2008

Blues Festival - 7 th - 9th March 2008

Jazz  Festival - 11th - 13th July 2008

Swanage Carnival & Regatta - 26th July - 3rd August 2008

Folk Festival - 5th - 7th September 2008

Tower Lodge

Tower Lodge Hotel
17 Ulwell Road
BH19 1LF
Tel: 01929 422887

Photos from Swanage Carnival