Swanage beach offers safe, clean bathing and dogs are not permitted from 30th April to 30th September.
However, there are other beaches only a short drive away where dogs are allowed all the year round, including Shell Bay, Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay.

There is a wide range of places to eat within a few minutes' walk or a short drive, including pubs, cafes, fish and chips, Italian, Chinese, Indian and English restaurants. A selection of menus is available at reception to help you plan your evening's fare. A comprehensive guide can be found at the Virtual Swanage site and do ask Declan or Lyn if you need advice. A list of dog-friendly pubs and resturants is also available.

Groups and Parties

The Limes makes a great base for group trips (golf, walking - anything!), large family parties or reunions. Our lounge, conservatory, bar and pool room mean that groups can spread out and relax and we have had the pleasure of hosting many such parties over the years. We can sleep anything between 22 and 35 depending on the make-up of your party and for larger groups we work with other establishments close by. Although we only offer bed and breakfast, we are happy to discuss which local pubs or restaurants (all within a few minutes' walk) would suit you best for evening meals and make reservations on your behalf.

Special Occasions

If you, your friends or relatives, are coming to The Limes to celebrate a special occasion we are very happy to provide wine, chocolates (locally hand-made in Purbeck) or flowers for the room. Give us a call or email to discuss your requirements.