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Need a funeral director in Swanage? We can help. Our online directory is designed so you can easily compare independent funeral directors with well-known funeral homes in Swanage and the wider Purbeck area. We set out cost estimates, services provided and any specialisms, for example arranging services for particular faiths. So you can take your time, browse the options, and contact any that meet your needs. Remember, your chosen funeral director in Swanage will be there to support you and help you through the entire process. It’s important you take the time you need to make a decision that feels right.
Planning a funeral in Swanage
Swanage offers a local cemetery that’s easy to access from the town. If you want to organise a cremation for your loved one you will need to go further afield towards Poole or even Bournemouth. Head towards Bournemouth, too, if you would like to arrange a faith service or ceremony in a mosque or synagogue.
Find a Swanage crematorium
There’s no crematorium within 15 miles of Swanage. But Poole and Bournemouth Crematoriums are between 20 and 30 miles away. Both are owned and run by BCP Council.
- Poole Crematorium
- Bournemouth Crematorium
Find a Swanage cemetery or burial ground
The local Swanage cemetery with available plots is known as Godlingston. It offers traditional plots as well as a neighbouring meadowland burial ground for an alternative, green burial option. Close to Nine Barrow Down Hill, it’s described as a ‘haven for wildlife’. If your loved one requested green burial, or it’s something you’re interested in learning more about, look at the 2 natural burial sites at the bottom of this list. Or talk to your local funeral directors in Swanage.
- Godlingston Cemetery (Swanage Town Council)
- Hill View Cemetery (Wareham Burial Joint Committee)
- Harbour View Crematorium & Woodland Burial Ground (privately run)
- Poole & Wimborne Woodland Burial Ground (privately run)
You can find out more about Swanage Cemetery on the Swanage Town Council website. We recommend taking some time to look into the different cemeteries and crematoriums listed above before you make your choice. You can find more information through their websites or by reading independent reviews. This will help you to find the best option to meet your needs.
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