Swanage is a coastal town in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Swanage is located at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck peninsula, about 10 kilometers south of Poole and Bournemouth and about 40 kilometers south-east of Dorchester. Dorchester is the administrative center of the county. The town of Swanage in Purbeck District has 10,124 inhabitants (as of 2001). The main connection is the road A351 from Lytchett Minster Wareham to Swanage.