Top Things to Do for Couples in Swanage

June 28th, 2023

Ulwell Holiday Park is located in the beautiful countryside of Swanage, making it the ideal holiday destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway in Dorset. Swanage offers a wide range of activities for couples to enjoy, with its beautiful beaches, charming villages, and scenic coastal views. If you’re planning an unforgettable holiday in Swanage for you and your partner to enjoy, then read on to discover our top things to do for couples in Swanage.

Swanage Beach

If you’re looking for the perfect romantic activity to enjoy in Swanage, we recommend taking a leisurely stroll across Swanage Beach. Here you can enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves against the shore and take in the salty sea breeze.  After making the most of this beautiful beach during your walk, we recommend visiting one of the local cafes on the seafront to sample some of their delicious home-cooked offerings.

swanage beach

Swanage Pier

Whilst enjoying a romantic couple’s getaway in Swanage, we recommend that you and your partner visit Swanage Pier! Swanage Pier is located towards the end of Swanage Beach and dates back to Victorian times. A stroll along the pier is the perfect opportunity to take in the far reaching sea views.

Boat Trips

We highly recommend that anyone seeking a little bit of adventure should embark on a boat trip during their couple’s holiday in Swanage. Boat Trips are an excellent way to see Swanage from a different point of view. Depending on the type of boat trip you pick, you could enjoy a spot of fishing with your partner, or you could simply kick back and soak up the scenery with a relaxing sightseeing trip along the stunning Jurassic Coastline. With hidden coves, caves and even marine life to see, we believe that a boat trip from Swanage is the perfect way to create some unforgettable memories together.

couple drinking on a boat

Durlston Country Park

A Trip to Durlston Country Park is a must for anyone enjoying a couple’s holiday in Swanage. Durlston Country Park is a stunning nature reserve which is famous for its rich biodiversity and gorgeous coastal landscape. There are so many amazing activities for couples to enjoy at Durlston Country Park, such as having a picnic amongst nature, walking the coast path, visiting Durlston Castle or even watching a sunset at Durlston Bay! Please remember that Durlston Country Park is a nature reserve and so we kindly ask that you keep this area tidy and take any rubbish with you.

Corfe Castle

A short drive away from Ulwell Holiday Park, you’ll find the beautiful ruins of Corfe Castle and the picturesque surrounding village of Corfe. We highly recommend spending a day at this icon of the Dorset landscape – but don’t worry if you’d prefer to keep your car on-site as there are plenty of bus trips that pass the village.  Corfe is most famous for the castle which overlooks the village, however, the village itself is filled with traditional cottages as well as some excellent pubs and cafes. We think it’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic day out in Dorset.

ruins of corfe castle

Peveril Point

Peveril Point can be found at the eastern end of Swanage Bay – it is a fantastic spot for couples to enjoy the beauty of the Dorset landscape. This point offers an incredible views, especially in the evening. Head here after a long day of exploring Swanage together! We suggest taking a warm blanket to cuddle up with your partner as you soak in the beautiful view coastal ahead. If you wish to make this moment extra special, you could always take a bottle of bubbly with you!

Ulwell Holiday Park

Ulwell Holiday Park is the ideal holiday destination for those looking to book a romantic couple’s holiday in Swanage. We have a wide range of accommodation options to suit couples, including a glamping pod, camping, touring and motorhome pitches as well as luxurious static holiday homes.

To secure your romantic getaway on the Jurassic coastline, you can either book online or call our friendly reception team on 01929 422823.

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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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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