The Captain’s Deck

Located in Swanage, Dorset

With breath taking sea views of Swanage Bay from almost every room, this small but perfectly formed waterside apartment is perfect for short family breaks by the sea.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Located in an enviable position on the water s edge at Swanage, this property is ideal for those who enjoy being lulled to sleep by the sound of lapping waves. From the apartment, stroll down to the stunning sandy beach, which is lined with colourful beach huts and boasts clean, calm water. Relax on the soft golden sand, take a refreshing dip or hire a pedalo or kayak for the day to make the most out of this glorious setting. Afterwards, sample local fare at one of the popular bistros, seaview restaurants, traditional pubs and tearooms, or enjoy a portion of fish and chips on the sand. Durlston Castle and Country Park is just a 0.5-mile walk from the town centre and offers wonderful coastal walks, spectacular views and interesting wildlife. Other nearby attractions include the Swanage Museum, Poole and Bournemouth.

Inside, this property is bright and spacious throughout, with a contemporary, minimalist and subtle coastal theme that reflects its stunning surroundings. From the carport, enter into a useful hall area where coats and boots can be stored before continuing into the airy kitchen/lounge/diner. With its spectacular sea view as its focal point, the room is split into three zones. At one end, a modern kitchen features chic white units and a range of appliances and equipment for preparing delicious meals. Once prepared, dine with a sea view at the table for four nearby before settling down for a relaxing evening in front of the Smart TV in the lounge area or turn on the Bluetooth sound system and sit and watch the boats return home through the large patio doors beyond. Downstairs are two charming bedrooms, one double with wonderful sea views through a recessed stone window and one twin. The bedrooms share a modern bathroom with overhead shower.

From the lounge area, patio doors open onto a charming balcony overlooking the water. With two reclining chairs and a coffee table, this is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine in the evenings. There is parking for one car in a carport, plus additional space in the visitors parking area.


  • Stunning waterside apartment with wonderful sea and bay views
  • Set within an exclusive development overlooking the Victorian pier at Swanage Bay
  • Close to peaceful walks through the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve
  • Beautifully finished inside to offer light and spacious rooms with fresh coastal decor
  • Balcony with patio chairs for enjoying al fresco drinks with a view
  • 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Balcony with seating
  • Parking for one car in a carport, plus additional space in the visitors parking area
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage


Close to coast
Cot Available
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking



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Area Details


Swanage is a large, pretty, coastal town on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The town has an array of shops, cafes and restaurants and is a great base for exploring what Swanage and the surrounding areas have to offer. Enjoy the charm and the atmosphere of the town, join in with regatta in the summer months. For those walking enthusiasts, enjoy amazing views along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. The chalky cliffs of Old Harry's Rock are spectacular and are well worth your time to visit. The rocks mark the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast. Visit Durleston Country Park and Nature Reserve and explore the 320 acres of stunning countryside. Discover the vast species of wildlife and marvel at the spectacular views. There are plenty of water sports to try out here and great waters to try them out in.


Swanage beach is 4 miles of golden, sandy beach. Sheltered waters, and lifeguards patrolling the beach in the summer months, makes it very popular with families. This beach holds the prestigious Blue flag award for beach cleanliness. Why not hire out a traditional beach hut for the duration of your stay, this will save you carrying your beach luggage everywhere. Pedalos can be hired on the beach as can deckchairs, although dogs are not allowed on this beach from May to September. Pier Beach is a tiny sand and shingle beach near the traditional pier, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. The clear waters make it great for snorkelling or angling. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway is a fantastic and exciting way to see the Isle of Purbeck in style. This heritage railway has a steam and diesel train running the five and a half miles from Norden. It takes in Corfe Castle and Swanage with picnic tables at most stations for you to make the most of the day. Take a day trip to Corfe Castle, explore the castle and then make the return journey back. At Christmas, join the Swanage railway for a magical Christmas adventure for not only the children to enjoy but the adults too.

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