The Sandhaven

Swanage, Dorset

   Bed & Breakfast   

01929 422322


The Lush family have been running The Sandhaven since 2014.

They aim to ensure all guests are made to feel relaxed and able to enjoy the surrounding area after a good nights sleep and locally sourced breakfast.

The Sandhaven is located a short walk, 150 metres, from the beach at Swanage, one of the most desirable locations in Purbeck and within easy reach of all the attractive and historic features of Dorset.
The Sandhaven has 6 car park spaces for 9 rooms and there is nearby free on-street parking.

No pets allowed

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Our rooms are clean and cosy. As well as sleeping, you can enjoy relaxing and having a cuppa to plan your adventures!

We have room sizes to fit  all budgets and all with en-suite facilities





We offer two sittings for breakfast in the dining room or we have a breakfast in room option.

Guest Lounge


We have a guest lounge with books to relax with or maybe a puzzle to ponder over. 

Daily Housekeeping


We offer to clean rooms daily or guests can access the some of the same services remotely without having staff enter their rooms during their stay.

Free Wifi


We have MESH WIFI available throughout the building.

In-Room Dining Service

During the pandemic, we offered 'Breakfast in Bedroom'  which was a success so we have carried it on!



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Swanage Beach


Less that 150 metres from The Sandhaven is the beautiful sandy beach which has been awarded a Blue Flag for its crystal clear water!

Durlston Country Park, Castle and Nature Reserve


A mere 2 miles away from The Sandhaven lays Durlston. Full of natural beauty, walks and views to the Isle of Wight...You can also visit the tea rooms for a lovely piece of cake.

Swanage Steam Train


Take a step back in time and feel like one of the 'Famous Five' on Enid Blyton's favourite train travellling to Corfe Castle and back to Swanage..

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door


a half an hour drive from the Sandhaven would take you along the Jurassic Coast to the spectacular Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.



Arne remains on of the few places in the UK where all 6 of the UK's native reptiles can be found. Situated on Poole Harbour, its a stunning landscape which consists of heathland and ancient oak woodland.

Old Harry Rocks


You could enjoy some of the South Coastal Path and walk to  the three chalk formations. They mark the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast.


'Such a lovely couple. My partner and I stayed for a couple of nights as we had a kayaking course to do in Studland. Our hosts couldn't be more accomadating from making breakfast earlier than usual so we didn't miss out to allowing us to dry our wet kayaking kit in thier house ready for the next da. Breakfast was great'

Samantha b - Tripadvisor



Contact Us

The Sandhaven, 5 Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LE

Tel: (+44) 01929 422322


Booking Terms and Conditions

Here at The Sandhaven B&B, we are a husband and wife team providing bed and breakfast accommodation from our home and our aim is to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay with us. We do not employ staff and do not have a 24 hour reception desk, and so to ensure smooth and efficient operation for the benefit of all guests, we do have some terms and conditions which we require guests to read through in full.

By proceeding with a reservation, you will be deemed to have fully read and understood our terms and conditions as detailed below.


Either when you book with us or a week prior to your arrival we will take a one-night deposit. This is fully refundable up until a week prior to your stay. The remainder will be taken upon arrival.


Check-in to your room is available between 4pm and 8pm on your day of arrival. Before 4pm and after 7pm, we have various personal commitments and therefore cannot guarantee to be at home throughout with these times. We are a small B&B and as mentioned we do not have a 24 hour reception. If you think you may arrive later we ask that you inform us in order that we can make other arrangements. Our latest check in time is 10pm.



Check-out is by 10.30am on your departure day.


Acceptance of Children

As we do not have any family rooms, we are unable to accommodate children sharing beds with parents and infants in travel cots. Children are welcome but must occupy a room of their own at the appropriate room rate. In order to comply with Planning and Fire Safety regulations and our home and business insurance, we are permitted a maximum of 2 occupants in each of our 8 double and one single letting rooms, ie a maximum of 17 guests in the B&B at any one time.



We offer a deposit refund up until a week prior to your stay. * Please see alternative T&C’s for group bookings. We will always confirm any booking cancellations by sending you an email. A booking should only be considered as cancelled when you have received aconfirmation email from us. To make it clear that we are aware of your intentions, we suggest you phone us with any requests for reservation cancellations.


Cancellation of your reservation by The Sandhaven

Your reservation at The Sandhaven will only be cancelled by us in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. If we do need to cancel your reservation, then we will notify you as soon as practicably possible and will endeavour to provide you with alternative accommodation recommendations in the local area. We will however not be responsible for any losses or increased expenditure by you in securing alternative accommodation elsewhere.



For the benefit of all guests who come to stay with us in our rooms, we are not able to accommodate your pets within our home. We do have dogs ourselves, although they are not allowed in the guest areas of our home…although our cat, Alfie can be a bit slippery at times and can be found sunning himself in the guest lounge!


We operate a strict policy on non-resident guests. Under no circumstances will any person(s), not accepted by us as paying guests, be permitted to join you either in your room or in the public areas in our home as this person(s) will not be covered by our Public Liability Insurance.


Car Parking

Our drive has 6 spaces for 9 rooms so we would ask that if there are more than one car for a room, alternative parking is found for the subsequent vehicles. Cars parked here are at owners’ risk.



We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves.


Damages and Breakages

Please take care when staying at our home. All the fixtures and fittings are our own personal possessions and we ask that you respect them.

Whilst we do appreciate that accidents can happen, we do have to maintain the high standard of our rooms for all guests. You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages, which you cause to the room or its contents. This includes spillages of food and drinks on bedding and carpets. We ask that you report any incidents as they occur. If there are any spillages on the carpets or bedding, please let us know immediately so we can hopefully clean them up quickly without them becoming ruined. All damages and breakages must be paid for before your departure. If you depart and do not notify us of any damages or spillages, we will charge your card retrospectively for these damages. If we find that a room requires excessive cleaning after you have departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to cover the additional cleaning time required.

If you lose the door keys given to you whilst you stay with us, a charge will be made to cover replacement locks as they are part of a Master Suite set which has to be ordered from a bespoke company and we would need to replace the porch and front door locks as they access our home.



We operate a strict non-smoking and a non-vaping policy throughout the building.