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Studland Beach and Nature Reserve


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Shell Bay beach

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 MiscellaneousTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Opening Times

Open All Year
2014 Opening (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
National Trust Members freeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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