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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.

Family fun at Studland Beach

Walk with us

We've got plenty of local walks for you to enjoy. With more than 20 downloadable trails, ranging from one to nine miles, you're bound to find a walk to suit you at Studland and the Purbeck countryside.

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, especially during the busy summer months. Please click on the link below to find out more.

BBQs and camping

You're welcome to have a barbecue, but please take care to avoid fires and only use the areas provided.
There are a number of campsites nearby. Please don't camp in the nature reserve or on the beach.