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Mother in Laws Birthday

We all had fish as you would expect.The food was marvellous. The wine was OK as well. The internal... read more

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Mike N
Gillingham, United Kingdom

Peaceful and friendly place to go to relax in the sunshine. No judgement and no discrimination... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe D
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Ferry Road, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3BA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We all had fish as you would expect.The food was marvellous. The wine was OK as well. The internal mirrors were arranged so that you got the impression that the water was all around you.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peaceful and friendly place to go to relax in the sunshine. No judgement and no discrimination. just turn up, get naked and relax on the sand or go for a nude swim in the sea.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had fantastic evening at Shell Bay. The food is mostly locally caught seafood and beautifully cooked. The location and views are heavenly. Service friendly and professional. Unpretentious and lovely vibe.

Thank Newportnobby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t forget a torch. We always visit once a year in the evening and walk on the deserted beach. If you are lucky you may see fireworks at Poole. This one of the best beaches.

Thank Vangocamper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because there is limited parking this beach has more space than Knoll Beach with lots going on in the channel between the beach and Sandbanks. Great beach for children and the sea is shallow too.

2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our last visit to Studland Bay. Hardly anyone on the beach a few dog walkers went past but apart from them very quiet. Not to far to the sea which was clear and inviting. No facilities apart from the toilets when...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and quiet on a warm day. Parked on roadside which saved on parking but car park full anyway. Kept our 3 dogs on lead as requested but had lovely walk with them. Would recommend. Read a lot of pessimistic reviews but can't see how...More

1  Thank Rob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely powdery sand beach with shallow clear water over looking brownsea island and sandbanks well worth a visit for a relax

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Bay faces Sandbanks which is part of Bournemouth. A ferry connects the Bay to Sandbanks. Good for a relaxing stroll and the beach. Ideal for families

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This beach is beautiful it wasn’t too over crowded and we went on a weekend! The parking is a bit tedious but we didn’t mind having to walk a bit further; it’s worth it. You take the chain ferry over from sandbanks only takes a...More

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Neha R
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Response from Jane G | Reviewed this property |
There are set Bbq areas on middle beach and there bbqs anytime.