Seaside, Stone and Smugglers
Distance:3 miles
Advice:Mainly along paved paths. The stretch of walk between Peveril Point and Durlston Head covers a grassy hill and rough pathways and may not be suitable for some buggies and wheelchairs. An alternative road route to Durlston's car park is available.
In Brief:Take a trip round Swanage - see the restored Victorian Pier, discover the smugglers' tales and see the spectacular Jurassic coastline.
Start:Start the walk at the Alfred Monument beside the Mowlem Theatre on Swanage seafront, at the southern end of the beach.
Points of interest:The restored Victorian Pier, Peveril Point, Durlston Castle and Swanage's remarkable architectural highlights.
More info:Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer OL 15 and Landranger 195
Swanage, BH19 1LB, Dorset, England
Telephone numbers:
  • 0870 4420680
Refreshments:There are numerous pubs, tea shops and restaurants around Swanage town centre. There is a cafe on the Pier and at Durlston Country Park.
Parking:Swanage town centre and beach parking (pay and display) and at Durlston Country Park (pay and display).