Purbeck Park (Norden Station)
Direct your Sat Nav to BH20 5DW
Sail to Purbeck! Yes you can drive your car onto the chain ferry at Sandbanks and sail across the mouth of Poole Harbour to access Swanage and Purbeck. Once the ferry has arrived at Studland from the chain ferry road you can drive directly to Norden or Swanage to park and access the railway easily as well as other local attractions.
Parking in Swanage can be limited, especially during the summer and regatta weeks. The easiest way to access Swanage is by parking at the Purbeck Park (Dorset Council operated) Car Park. Then take the train from our adjacent Norden station. Swanage Railway does not have its own car park in Swanage but there are several with the nearest Swanage Council main car park in Victoria Avenue (BH19 1PW), Long stay charges apply.
Full details of Purbeck Park (next to Norden station) and charges can be found here.
Full details of all Swanage Car Parks and charges can be found here.
Harman’s Cross (BH19 3EB) makes an ideal starting point for walking tours of Purbeck. It has a 50 space public car park adjacent to the station (Council charges apply).
No parking is available at Corfe Castle and Herston stations which are accessable by foot only.