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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

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Great beach

Great beach, with shallow water, plenty of parking and good facilities Bring a picnic and make Day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Westbury, United Kingdom
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A lovely walk

Great for walking, fabulous beach, lovely heather-covered dunes. Really good cafe. Good for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fan b
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“studland beach”(106 reviews)
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Ferry Road | National Trust Area, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3AQ, England
+44 1929 450500
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great beach, with shallow water, plenty of parking and good facilities Bring a picnic and make Day cheaper Free National Trust parking

Thank Skyviewuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for walking, fabulous beach, lovely heather-covered dunes. Really good cafe. Good for families, couples, and solo day out.

Thank fan b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely sandy beach with adequate parking - free to National Trust members. You need to get there early as it gets very crowded quickly. Small NT shop and café, otherwise quiet, with views across to Poole. Well worth a visit for a day on a...More

Thank konrad3101
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can reach this fanastic beach via a short Bus ride on the open top 50 Bus or drive & park for free on the roadside. Views from this beach are great - Sandbanks posh houses & the many boats to n from Poole harbour...More

1  Thank Desinstudentland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We jumped on a bus at the Swanage station stop and got delivered a short walk from South Beach without having a clue where to get off to reach south Beach - that's an indication that you don't even need to plan your route, get...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of beaches, water sports and ice cream. The parking was quite plentiful as well and is free for National Trust members.

Thank Desiree L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I generally go to South Beach as it’s quieter, but smaller & shadier than the other beaches. The sea is shallow, with few waves, so warm and easy for young children to gain confidence. Joe’s cafe is nice and provides beach toys for the kids...More

Thank 79as79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the South Knoll beach which was lovely. The National Trust do a fantastic job of keeping the place clean. All the facilities were in good working order which, considering the amount of people using the place, was no mean feat. You do need...More

Thank EmilyDavis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best sandy beach to be found in country, the sea is normally calm & realitivly clear & warm. Gets very crowed near the knoll car park . the middle section is for naturists so stay at the end of the beach if...More

1  Thank leicestershirero2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Harry's Rock is well worth a visit and the walk through the nature reserve is pleasant and not a hard walk.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Trevor C
15 August 2018|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
As you drive or walk off the chain ferry at the studland side, go straight up the long road past the toll booth and car park on left. You will come to a bus stop called 'Jerrys point' on the left. At the bus stop there is a... More
14 August 2018|
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Response from kemnayladdie1 | Reviewed this property |
1st August 2018 Yes dogs were on the beach most on a lead.
18 July 2018|
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Response from jo j | Reviewed this property |
There were camper vans around but not sure about camping sorry