Purbeck Breezer 50

Bournemouth to Swanage via West Cliff, Westbourne, Sandbanks, Shell Bay, Studland

This fantastic bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage includes a ferry across Sandbanks and travels through Purbeck Hills, providing scenic views and leading to the charming steam railway.


£2 adult single fare until 31 October (£2.50 from 1 Nov)

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every hour

Starting point:

Bournemouth Rail Station

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Journey fact:

The Isle of Purbeck isn’t actually an island – despite its name! It’s a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water, but still attached to mainland. Apparently, the name emanated from the beaths between the coast and Wareham which led to the peninsula being cut off so effectively, it felt as it if it were an island.

Journey Overview

There’s not many bus routes in the world that literally go on a ferry as part of their journey, but that’s what happens on this truly incredible service.

It’s a trip that makes its way from the eclectic, bright lights and seaside charm of Bournemouth with its ‘golden mile’ sandy beach, famous promenade, theatre and other entertainments, through to the luxurious and picturesque Sandbanks before mounting the Sandbanks Ferry across to rustic Studland. Then, the bus weaves its way around the edge of the beautiful Purbeck Hills and awesome views across Swanage Bay before nestling at Swanage Station, home of the charming steam railway – 9.5 miles of beauty and nostalgia through the Isle of Purbeck to Corfe Castle and Norden.

A Fab Day Out!

Experience an exciting day-out on the Purbeck Breezer:

  • Start with a stroll along the beach or a coffee at an upmarket café
  • Enjoy crazy golf or table tennis at Winter Gardens
  • Take a leisurely ride past grand homes in Sandbank before the ferry ride
  • Get off at Studland to explore the famous, long sandy beach and designated trails
  • Try a two-hour taster session of sea kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding
  • Maybe step back in time on the Swanage Railway, taking a steam train or browse the charming station and gift shop
  • Combine a steam train trip to Corfe Castle with a relaxing ‘Sea Train’ cruise
  • Take the Breezer 40 service from Swanage to visit Corfe Castle and Poole

Don’t miss the chance to see the stunning scenery and attractions of Purbeck Breezer!

How to get here...

Megabus from London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport and Southampton to Bournemouth.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Walking on the beach or promenade

Coffee shops on the Promenade

Crazy golf or table tennis in the Winter Gardens

Ferry ride across the bay

Stroll along the famous sandy beach in Studland

Two hour taster sessions for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding

Take your scenic journey to the next level by embarking on this delightful walk, carefully curated by the expert team at Go Jauntly, the leading walking app provider.

Shell Bay to Studland Bay


Bournemouth Railway Station

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