Event: Swanage Fish Festival 2023

Date Event: 17th & 18th June 2023

The Swanage Fish Festival is back for 2023 and set to be a fantastic event. This two-day extravaganza takes place in Prince Albert Gardens and provides plenty of fish-themed fun for all the family.

17th & 18th June 2023

Seafood festival in Dorset

Swanage has firmly cemented itself as a ‘go-to’ destination for foodies, with an excellent selection of restaurants to choose from. The area has a rich fishing history and the festival aims to celebrate this by showcasing the wonderful selection of fresh produce available in the waters just a couple of miles from our shores.

Over the course of the weekend, there will be numerous demonstrations from seafood chefs as well as plenty of locally sourced seafood to sample. Taste fresh fish landed from Swanage day boats and enjoy a glass of champagne with oysters overlooking the bay.

As you walk around the scenic gardens you’ll find plenty of stalls to peruse. There’s so much delicious food on offer, you won’t know where to start!

Event info

A fully stocked bar and live entertainment from local bands provide the perfect soundtrack to a day spent by the sea. The event typically runs from morning to midnight on Saturday and morning to 5 pm on Sunday

Free entry.

Stay up to date with announcements on the festival’s social media page. For more information see the Swanage Fish Festival Website

Places to stay

Ulwell Holiday Park is the perfect base if you plan on visiting the Swanage Festival. Our camping and caravan site is situated a scenic walk from the town centre and beach and has much to offer visitors looking for a relaxing Dorset holiday.

We have a variety of self-catering accommodation to choose from including caravan holiday homes, a glamping pod, studio and camping and caravan pitches. Younger members of the family will enjoy our play park and indoor swimming pool.

Other facilities include the Village Inn bar and restaurant and on-site shop.

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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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.


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