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Administrative Port: Poole
County: Dorset
Population: 9556

Swanage is a coastal town in the south east of Dorset, England. It is situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 10 km south of Poole and 40 km (25 miles) east of Dorchester. The town, originally a small port and fishing village, flourished in the Victorian era, when it first became a significant quarrying port and later a seaside resort for the affluent. Today the town remains a popular tourist resort, this being the town's primary industry, with many thousands of visitors coming to the town during the peak summer season.[1]


Images of Swanage

Fisherman Go Below, Swanage (1961)

Video: Fisherman Go Below, Swanage (1961)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 13
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 1
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 14 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes)
Landings Values Demersal
Landings Values Pelagic
Landings Values Shellfish
Landings Values All species
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions
Governance and organisation Governance
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Swanage Fishermans Association
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling -Fishmonger: Swanage Bay Fish, 48 High St, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NX
-Market: Swanage market
Fish as food Fish processing
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Bull and Boat, 2 Ulwell Rd, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LH
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing Trip: Swanage Sea Fishing, 6 High Street, Swanage, Dorset
Tourism & Education Festivals Swanage Carnival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

Vessel type 1: <10 m vessels
Vessel type 2: >10 m vessels