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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.

Download our app

Screenshots from the Studland Beach iOS app © NTPL/Will Wilkinson

Screenshots from the Studland Beach iOS app

Download the new Studland Beach app to find out more about this special place. Find ideas for things to do, meet the team, spot wildlife and tick off those 50 things to do before you're 11¾. Our app was funded by a generous donation from the estate of the late Mrs Wendy Burgess.

Support our work

 As a charity, each mile of coast costs us £3,000 to look after each year – that’s nearly £1 million annually in the South West.
You can donate by calling our Supporter Service Centre on 0344 800 1895 or online.
Alternatively, give your time by volunteering or show your support by becoming a National Trust member.

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

A dog playing at Studland Beach, Dorset © National Trust/Neil Davidson

You're welcome to bring dogs to Studland but please keep them on the lead anywhere on the beach between 1 May and 30 October. Click on the link below to find out more.