Event: Artisans on the Beach 2023

Date Event: Every Weekend from 25th November to 1st January 2023

Your favourite Swanage Christmas tradition is back for for 2023! Artisans on the Beach is set to bring festive joy to Swanage seafront again this December with an interesting mix of artisan stalls in the beach huts along the prom!

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 25th November to the 1st January, local crafters and traders will take over the beach huts to showcase their handmade and locally produced gifts and curiosities. Spend a leisurely afternoon perusing the stalls and picking up something special for your loved ones ahead of the festive season.

An ideal place in Swanage for Christmas gifts

There are no shortage of creative gifts on offer here. Whether you’re looking for retro cushions, collages, paintings, felt goods or other items, you’ll find something bespoke and beautiful at Artisans on the Beach! Buying from a small business is a fantastic way to support the local community. The crafts are incredibly unique and made with love by talented makers.

Come and get festive this December

Artisans on the Beach takes place on Swanage Shore Road next to the Information Centre. With what is certain to be another successful set of weekends this December, you won’t want to miss the festivities! Stay up to date with the latest announcements on the Artisans on the Beach Facebook page!

Where to stay

Ulwell Holiday Park in the heart of Swanage is the perfect place to stay to enjoy Artisans on the Beach and the other brilliant winter activities in the local area. So, bring your caravan or stay in our deluxe caravan holiday homes. However you choose to stay, we’re certain you’ll love your coastal retreat at our home on the world famous Jurassic Coast. As guests at Ulwell, you’ll have access to our on-site facilities like our bar and restaurant, shop and indoor pool.

Book your winter getaway today!

What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

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We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

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Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

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Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



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