View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
Open plan living space
Well equipped kitchen
Enough space to cook up a family feast
Dinner with a view
Watch the boats come and go from the pier
1 / 16  View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
2 / 16  Modern and spacious open plan living space
3 / 16  Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
4 / 16  See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
5 / 16  Unwind after a day exploring
6 / 16  Family bathroom
7 / 16  Spacious twin bedroom
8 / 16  View the boats from bed
9 / 16  Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
10 / 16  Large patio doors onto the balcony
11 / 16  Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
12 / 16  Open plan living space
13 / 16  Well equipped kitchen
14 / 16  Enough space to cook up a family feast
15 / 16  Dinner with a view
16 / 16  Watch the boats come and go from the pier

The Captain's Deck

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 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
Property code: DC168

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.

This stunning apartment on the water’s edge overlooking Swanage Bay is a truly unique property for families looking to enjoy Dorset’s delightful coast and countryside. Set within an exclusive development, it’s position allows unspoilt, panoramic views of Swanage’s Victorian pier, sandy beach and eye-catching beach huts. Swanage is a popular seaside town which offers a range of shops/eateries, easy access to the South West Coast Path and close proximity to the Studland Nature Reserve.

This apartment is exquisitely decorated, creating a stylish and contemporary feel. White, grey and blue décor echoes the tones of the sea, which can be seen from almost all of the windows in the property. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is on the first floor, to allow you to make the most of the breathtaking views and from here, you can access the small balcony through the patio doors. The balcony is the perfect place for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Downstairs, the two bedrooms are light, spacious and beautifully decorated and have quirky porthole-style windows which create the sense of being on a boat.

Situated within the town of Swanage, all of its amenities are within walking distance of the property. If you head to the Swanage Railway station, you can step back in time and catch a steam train to the National Trust’s historic, picturesque village and castle, Corfe Castle (5.5 miles). The Studland and Godlingston Heath and Nature Reserve is 3.5 miles away and has beautiful beaches and unusually shallow water for bathing in. Or why not head north to the port of Poole (20 miles), which has a range of shops and eateries as well as plenty of boat trips on offer. The trip to Brownsea Island, famous for its red squirrels, is a particular favourite.


  • 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 car port, plus additional space in the visitors’ parking area.
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jemma 13th March 2020

Fantastic property, fantastic location & a fantastic holiday all over. the property had everything we needed including milk/tea/coffee when we arrived and it was very clean with super comfy beds! We will be booking again.

Reviewed by Victoria 11th February 2020

Wonderfull house so relaxing just watching the sea from the lounge All you could need for a great holiday

Reviewed by D 7th February 2020

Enjoyed the long weekend break, which unfortunately was interrupted byStorm Costa.

Reviewed by Theresa 24th December 2019

Beautiful property in a stunning location. Very clean and furnished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Sue 22nd November 2019

The Captain's Deck more than met our expectations - even in the dead of winter it was cosy and warm. The position overlooking the bay is second to none and the furnishings and facilities excellent. We will be back in warmer weather, as there is so much to do in the area.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th July 2019

Full of light, the sun arrives about 4pm, you have the brightness but dodge the extreme heat, the balcony views are amazing. The children thought it was great fun to go downstairs to bed!

Reviewed by Mrs V Beale 7th April 2019

Beautiful location, very well appointed

Reviewed by Mrs T Browne 17th March 2019

Excellent apartment and super panoramic views across the bay. Very comfortable and was spotlessly clean. Considering the strong winds and rain we had during the week and how close the property is to the sea it was surprisingly quiet inside, so we slept like logs. Quiet location, easy walk into town and lovely walks around Peveril Point. We have alrRead moreeady booked a return visit for later in the year. We had a very enjoyable stay, thank you for everything. Hide

Reviewed by Dr J Connelly 5th March 2019

Best sea view in dorset

Reviewed by Mrs G Thompson 27th February 2019

Very quiet, comfortable and well equipped. The bed was very good and the sound of the water outside the window was lovely, sending us off to sleep beautifully! The star of the show, however, was the view from the windows! Superb.

Reviewed by Ms J Kennedy 10th February 2019

Stunningly located and beautifully appointed flat by the water's edge in Swanage. Dorset Coastal Cottages were helpful, contacting us about the bad weather conditions on the way down and checking we could travel. The flat seemed newly decorated and well maintained, and the housekeepers had left out lots of useful things for our baby girl, includingRead more a high chair, cot and cups and bowls for her to use. A fantastic stay! Hide

Reviewed by Mr TA Bollen 14th November 2018

Can't fault anything ,shame the smoke alarm malfunctioned.

Reviewed by Dr R Withers 31st October 2018

The Captains Deck is a light and airy, modern apartment in a stunning location on the sea front. You go to sleep lulled by the sound of waves and wake to a vista of Swanage Bay across to Old Harry Rocks. Wonderful.

Reviewed by Ms L Ball 30th October 2018

This property definitely has the wow factor. The views are AMAZING, perfect location and spotlessly clean with quality linen and towels. It had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday, we were very sad to leave. If we could have stayed another week we would have. 5 minute walk into town, lots of shops, restaurants & pubs & a fantastic coastal Read morewalk to Old Harry's Rocks. Weather not great but the apartment & the views made up for that. Will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Abbotts 17th October 2018

The apartment was in an excellent location with stunning views. It was beautifully clean and tidy and ideal for three or four guests.

Reviewed by Mrs V Sullivan 10th October 2018

Beautifully located. Could just look at the view all day! Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Everything works and is thoughtfully planned. We were very happy here and didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Mrs D Darlison 4th October 2018

Superb location spectacular views. Everything you could want for a perfect break

Reviewed by Mrs S Shipton 31st August 2018

Flat was perfect for our requirements although internet signal was appalling and we had an issue with the hot water which was not addressed during our stay (see below)

Reviewed by Mrs K Heathcote 31st August 2018

Clean bright spacious property.

Reviewed by Ms M Kelson 31st August 2018

Lovely, warm, very clean and attractively furnished apartment with amazing view. Very well equipped kitchen. Not given it an excellent rating as the kitchen sink u-bend leaked and the toilet flush was a bit temperamental - cistern didnt always refil

Reviewed by Mrs E Hill 31st August 2018

Everything was lovely. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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