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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, allow 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.

Winter walks at Studland

A couple enjoying a winter walk at Studland Beach, Dorset

A couple enjoying a winter walk at Studland Beach, Dorset

Studland Beach is the perfect place for a winter walk and a great starting point to explore the surrounding Purbeck countryside.  Download one of our walking trails or follow one of our waymarked routes.  Knoll Beach Cafe is open seven days a week and has a log burner to warm you up after your walk – along with plenty of cakes and winter warmer specials.

What's on

There’s something going on all year round at Studland Beach. Take your pick from nature walks, food festivals, watersports, children’s activity trails, arts events and more.

Places to stay

Seaview is a former tennis pavilion turned quirky cottage. It has spectacular sea views and is just one of a range of cottages available for your stay in Purbeck.

You and your dog

You're welcome to bring your dog to Studland but some restrictions apply, depending on the time of year. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Barbecue areas

Enjoy a safe barbecue in the areas provided. Look out for the tall white flags on all the beaches and in Knoll and Middle Beach car parks. Studland is a high fire risk area so barbecues are not allowed anywhere else.