Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks and include Shell Bay. A designated section of naturist beach is at Knoll beach. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds. Spyway Farm and Blackers Hole near Langton Matravers support important bird and butterfly habitats as well as rare plants and give access to the sea at Dancing Ledge.
NB: Dogs are only permitted on the main beaches from Sep - Jun and must be on a lead from 1 May. Rest of the year on South Beach and Shell Bay only.
Try out the new Kayaking Wildlife Trail - buy the trail guide from the shop at Knoll Beach. Cycle to the beach on Purbeck Cycle Ride Route 2 (The Rempstone Ride).
- Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
|Open All Year|
|2014 Opening (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)|
|2015 Opening (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015)|
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|National Trust Members free||Free|
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