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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.

Our coast, our heritage

Childhood memories begin at the seaside © NTPL/Chris Lacey

Childhood memories begin at the seaside

We’re celebrating the seaside in 2015 as we mark 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign. Our longest running fundraising campaign means today we can protect hundreds of miles of coastline forever, for everyone. Check back soon to find out what we've got planned.

Our coast, our heritage

It costs £35,000 a year just to clear the litter from Studland Beach © NTPL/Will Wilkinson

It costs £35,000 a year just to clear the litter from Studland Beach

Keeping Studland special is a full time job for a team dedicated to providing great days out for more than a million visitors a year while protecting the delicate ecology of a national nature reserve. Throughout the UK, we look after 750 miles of coastline at an annual cost of £3,000 per mile.

Our coast, our heritage

Every ice cream sold helps keep Studland special © NTPL/Will Wilkinson

Every ice cream sold helps keep Studland special

Income from car parking, our shop and café helps make all this this possible, but we still need your help to meet the challenges of the next 50 years. Since the Neptune Coastline Campaign began you’ve helped us raise more than £65 million – mainly through generous gifts, donations and legacies.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail: 3-6 April

Celebrate Easter at Studland with our Easter Egg Trail along the beach and through the nature reserve and collect your chocolate prize at the end.

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.

Barbecue areas

A barbecue area at Studland Beach, Dorset © National Trust

 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.

You and your dog

Follow the dog flags © Kate Mayo

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.