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in the Isle of Purbeck

StudlandArea Information

Studland Village is approximately 5 miles from Swanage. Studland beach and the surrounding area are an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the National Trust owns a large area which is open to the public.

The area is mostly heathland and offers miles of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy the countryside.

There are four car parks, and they are open every day from April to the end of September. They lock the gates at 8 pm, so don't stay too late on the beach !

Studland has one of the finest beaches in the south of England, stretching from Shell Bay to the Old Harry Rocks, with more than 3 miles of golden sand providing safe bathing all year round. The water shelves off very slowly, and you can still be waist-deep when over 1/2 mile offshore.
The area around the Sandbanks ferry is very busy with boats and cross-channel ferries and has strong currents when the tide is flowing. Therefore extra care should be taken when in the water.

Getting There
The B3531 reaches Studland from Corfe Castle. There are three car parks, some free, with spaces for the disabled. Access to the beach is from the southern car park through the woods, from the middle car park via a steep hill, or from the northern car park, which is flat and suitable for the disabled.

The nearest train stations are Poole and Bournemouth. The Swanage Railway runs from Corfe Castle to Swanage. Buses go to Studland from Poole, Bournemouth and Swanage.

Beach Facilities
Toilets are available, including facilities for the disabled and baby changing. There are also cafes, a first aid post, and a slipway on the beach.

Seaside Activities
Pedaloes, surfboards and canoes can be hired at the beach. The beach is also good for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and fishing. There is zoning for water sports activities.

Wildlife and Walks
The South West Coastal Path and the Studland Heath National Nature Reserve are behind the beach. Leaflets are available from the National Trust on request.

Click to view Beach Phone - Ref: 557
Click to view Little sea - Ref: 1015
Click to view Studland Sunset - Ref: 1235
Click to view Sunset at Studland - Ref: 1271
Click to view Stone Cross and Barn - Ref: 1412
Click to view Murmurating starlings - Ref: 1758
Click to view Early Evening at Studland Bay - Ref: 1976
Click to view Studland beach at low tide - Ref: 2014



Jurassic Coast
Attraction - 1.18 miles away

Old Harry Rocks
Attraction - 1.25 miles away

Naturist beach
Attraction - 1.42 miles away

Days Park
Attraction - 1.66 miles away

Beach Gardens
Attraction - 1.90 miles away

Beaches around Purbeck
Attraction - 2.06 miles away

Sandpit Field
Attraction - 2.07 miles away

Electric Car Charging
Attraction - 2.17 miles away

Golf and Pitch & Putt
Attraction - 2.18 miles away

Recreation Ground
Attraction - 2.18 miles away