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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

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Ferry Road | National Trust Area, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3AQ, England
+44 1929 450500
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One of the best beaches in Dorset

Lovely long stretch of sandy beach with calm waves and views across to poole and Bournemouth. On a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Craig W
via mobile
Studland Beach Purbeck Paradise

Beautiful beach to visit with family. Miles of sandy beach and wonderful views. Dogs need to be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yummyscrummyvegan
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“national trust” (191 reviews)
“studland beach” (100 reviews)
“old harry rocks” (91 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Ferry Road | National Trust Area, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3AQ, England
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+44 1929 450500
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"national trust"
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"studland beach"
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"old harry rocks"
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"sand dunes"
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"chain ferry"
in 57 reviews
"car park"
in 89 reviews
"nt cafe"
in 12 reviews
"nt members"
in 19 reviews
"water sports"
in 24 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 12 reviews
"naturist area"
in 19 reviews
"out of season"
in 13 reviews
"sunny day"
in 26 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 12 reviews
"stunning views"
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"lovely sand"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely long stretch of sandy beach with calm waves and views across to poole and Bournemouth. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Whight. Nice cafe and shop. The toilets are clean too.

Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful beach to visit with family. Miles of sandy beach and wonderful views. Dogs need to be kept on lead but can walk along the shore line. Wonderful place for picnics and the natural surroundings and wildlife are amazing. National Trust Membership necessary to park...More

Thank Yummyscrummyvegan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Studland Bay is probably the best beach in the uk that I know. Soft clean yellow sand well looked after by the National Trust and not full of tourist shops. A good old fashioned beach great for a family of all ages, including pets. They...More

Thank suzyq171
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reached from Bournemouth/Poole by the Sandbanks chain ferry. Lovely deep and long sandy beach gently shelving into the sea. Never overcrowded. Great views across Bournemouth Bay and of Old Harry rocks. Ample parking ( Fee unless NT Member). Good toilets. Excellent NT operated Beach Café....More

Thank 1941bigjohn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the beach is sand, it is sand under foot when swimming, you can go out a few hundred yards its still sand and only waist deep, loads of parking(nat trust), also available are boats, pedalo's, sail/paddle boards & training in there use.

Thank BruceBedford
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly convenient car park, good soft sandy beach, safe, shallow water, quiite warm too! Nice lttle coffe cabin, most usefully open beyond 6pm.

Thank Roger S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely beach with walks to the Harry rocks. Plenty of sand and places to run around. Cafes and toilets around. Parking is free if you are NT members but expensive if not

Thank Noel C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandy beaches, stunning views of Old Harry Rocks backed by nature reserve. Middle Beach cafe was great to sit and have a cuppa with a lovely view.

Thank jill380
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this beach - clean, nice cafe, but be aware of the parking charge, save your £1 coins!!! The views of Old Harry Rocks are lovely.

Thank myriad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful National Trust area, miles of golden sand. A lovely National Trust cafe, shop and toilets at Knoll beach. Take the ferry across Poole Harbour from Sandbanks to Shell beach.

Thank Liz J
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helennicoll22
29 January 2018|
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Response from roger c | Reviewed this property |
Free to National Trust members, otherwise £4
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sandybottom65
30 August 2017|
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Response from JaynieK | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea as I was visiting briefly for the day for the first time to the area, as part of a coastal walk. Didn't know Bournemouth had an air show! Sorry I cannot help any further, but have read a few replies... More
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Peterjohn242
31 March 2017|
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