Below is a selection of the best places to stay in Swanage and Portland that are easy access for our climbing courses. From wild camping Portland to picturesque cottages there is something for everyone. We have also added a few of the local pubs to make your experience perfect! Enjoy.
Rural self-contained Studio near SW Coast Path
Acton Studio is perfect for climbers in the Purbeck area as we are near the South West Coast Path and ideal for those wanting to get back to nature and unwind as we are off the beaten track. We are close to Corfe Castle and other attractions in the Isle of Purbeck.
With two bunk rooms (one of four bunks and one of six) plus a five bed dormitory, a fully equipped kitchen diner, showers, washrooms, a kit drying area and parking, the Swanage Auberge provides excellent self-catering hostel style accommodation for any keen climber who wants to stay in the town.
Address- 45 High St, Swanage BH19 2LT
Phone number- 01929 424368
Traditional Rural Camping. Nothing fancy! Just simple fields, basic facilities in a beautiful place close to a lovely village and a very useful shop! This camp site is within walking distance of the coastal path and the main climbing areas.
Addreess- Toms Field Rd, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HN
Phone Number- 01929 427110
The Salt Pigs restaurant and Cafe serve food from the local area only. It’s all about the provenance and they believe that great food can come from your doorstep. Their chefs take care of how they prepare and cook the food so that you get a great taste without too many complications. This is a must for great coffee and breakfast before your climbing adventures.
Address- 7A Station Rd, Swanage BH19 1AB
Phone Number- 01929 423616
This is an amazing pub. So good that it doesn’t need a website! Local selection of ciders and beers. You have to walk past it back from Winspit Quarry after climbing.
Address- Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LY
Wild Camping on the beautiful The Isle of Portland.
This is a shared field with other campers, you need to bring your own camping equipment.
Come and enjoy the many activities it has to share, from horse riding, walking, rock climbing, bird watching, fishing, sailing or enjoying ice creams at the famous Portland Bill lighthouse.
Sunset Cottage was built 300 years ago out of Portland Stone and was a fisherman’s cottage.
Although refurbished to a high standard all original features still remain. Fantastic sea views of Chesil Beach.
Sunset cottage is very cosy with all its original features. Portland stone walls and wooden beams and floors. Wonderful views of Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast and just a few metres walk from the shingle beach.
Cottage is over three floors.
This is the best café for adventure folks on Portland. With a wide range of breakfasts and cakes to keep you fuelled for the day of adventure climbing. These guys also run a cheap bunk house aswell. Use the car park opposite the centre.
Address- Castletown, Portland DT5 1BD
Phone number- 01305 822255
We are inspired by the exotic & extraordinary regional taste and flavours of India. Our contemporary take is rooted in age old cooking traditions from within India’s palaces and patrician homes along with delectable contemporary discoveries. Thank you for choosing to dine with us .Fill your boots after your Rock climbing adventure on Portland.
Address- 191 Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AP
Phone number – +441305822822
The Cove House Inn Pub at Chiswell in Portland offers a friendly, cosy atmosphere with the most spectacular views Portland can offer.After your adventure you can relax with a drink watching the sun set over the rest of Dorset and Devon.
Address- 91 Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AW
Phone number- +441305820895