Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland.
A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.
Ideal for water sports and includes the most popular naturist beach in Britain. The heathland behind the beach is a haven for native wildlife and features all six British reptiles.
Designated trails through the sand dunes and woodlands allows for exploration and spotting of deer, insects and bird life as well as a wealth of wild flowers.
Studland was the inspiration for Toytown in Enid Blyton's Noddy.
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Parking charges apply to non National Trust members.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good182
- richmouLondonTrip Type:CouplesNature at its bestSunday, 23rd April 2017Love this place take the ferry from sandbanks and enjoy the walk along the beach or through the Heath. Nothing not to like here Read full review
- Jim0403Southampton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesBeautifulSunday, 23rd April 2017We had a lovely walk along Studland with it's beautiful views of Swanage Bay and Old Harry's Rock. A must come place for any age any time. Read full review
- pedderzWest MidlandsTrip Type:FamilyStunning viewsSaturday, 22nd April 2017Studland has beautiful sandy beaches, clear water and vast sand dunes. A great area to visit with lots of lovely walks and stunning views. There is also a nudist beach. Read full review
- TripAdvisor Awards TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
Map & Directions
From the east: Follow the A35 and signs to Sandbanks ferry then take the car ferry over to Studland.
From the west: Follow the A351 to Corfe Castle then the B3351 to Studland.
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. 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.
- Beach wheelchair available for daily hire
- National Nature Reserve
- Watersports equipment hire
- Free Entry
- Groups Accepted
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - at all Studland beach car parks
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - with RADAR lock at Shell Bay, Knoll Beach and Middle Beach
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route - Wilts and Dorset bus number 50 - stops at Shell Bay, Knoll Beach or Studland Stores/Post Office for Middle Beach and South Beach
- On site parking - charge applies to non-National Trust members. Coach parking available at Knoll Beach and Middle Beach
- On-Site café/restaurant - National Trust beach cafe at Knoll Beach. Concessionary cafe at Middle Beach. Fish restaurant at Shell Bay
- Picnic Site
- Dogs Accepted - restrictions apply at certain times of year.
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Toilets - at all beaches
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
|2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT
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