Studland is a small village located on a peninsula in south Purbeck, and is close to both Swanage and Corfe Castle. The start of the 630 mile South West Coast Path national trail is found at Shell Bay and continues to Minehead in Somerset.
The area is famous for it's long, sandy beaches, and visitors and locals flock to the area in summer. All the beaches are managed by the National Trust and each has it's own car park and facilities. Some offer watersports and the local riding stables offers riding on the beach at certain times of year. You can follow a Wildlife Kayak Tour from Middle Beach - buy the guide at the National Trust shop on Knoll Beach.
Old Harry Rocks found near Studland village is part of the Jurassic Coast which stretches for 95 miles all the way to Exeter in Devon. The Chalk stacks which make up the group known as Old Harry date back to the mezozoic era. There is an easy, short walk from the village to Old Harry.
There are a number of places to eat out at Studland including The Bankes Arms and The Pig on the Beach near South Beach and the National Trust café at Knoll Beach.
Just under 2 miles along the road from the ferry terminal at Studland, you can join the Rempstone Ride cycle route across heath and forest to Norden Car Park - why not then jump on a Swanage Railway vintage train for a trip to Swanage?
The Sandbanks Ferry is the easiest way to access Poole and Bournemouth from Studland, travelling across the mouth of Poole Harbour - jump on the number 50 bus from the village or beaches for hassle free travel.
Parking & Transport
- Car Parks
- Coach Parking
- Parking for disabled visitors
Towns & Villages
- Public toilets
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- Village shop
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
From the west: The nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to Swanage Bus/Railway Station (this bus route starts in Poole). Then transfer to the number 50 bus to Studland.
From the east: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Studland. You can buy a combined train and bus ticket from any staffed South West Train station for this journey.
To plan your journey by public transport contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables.