Club Location Infomation:
Peveril Point Road
Swanage is a very pretty seaside town with a lovely sandy beach in a sheltered, east facing bay. The Sailing Club has a modern clubhouse. The bay is very pretty and there are many beauty spots and places to visit nearby such as Studland Bay, Corfe Castle, Worth Matravers, etc. They have a number of Sprint15s with the leading lights being Adrian Whaley, Steve Littlejohn, etc. We have run many successful events at Swanage over the years (1992 - 2008).
Directions Swanage is due south of Bournemouth. When approaching from the north you either have to drive around Poole Harbour, via Wareham on the A351, or alternatively there is a chain ferry at Sandbanks (SW Bournemouth) which costs a pound or two but saves about 15 miles and half an hour. If you go by the chain ferry you get to see Studland Bay from the car (a glorious bay with chalk cliffs and the famous Old Harry Rocks) and returning via Wareham avoids the queues at the chain ferry when it is busy and you get to see Corfe Castle. When you reach Swanage, the Sailing Club is on the front at the south side of the bay, so go through the town centre to the front and head right. The club is just beyond the pier at the end of the road. You can drive down the private road to the right of the club to unload your boat but you will have to move your car afterwards as they are short of space. There is a town car park just above the sailing club, but do not forget to buy a ticket.
The club website is www.swanagesailingclub.org.uk and their phone number is 01929 422987.
Accomodation There are a couple of campsites within about 2 miles but you will have to drive to and from the sailing club. The town is a busy seaside town with numerous B&B establishments near the Club and these are easy walking distance. You can get a list of these and the Swanage Guide from the local tourist office (0870 4220680).