Eating & shopping

Service with a smile

The cafe at Knoll Beach in Studland, Dorset © Neil Davidson/National Trust

The cafe at Knoll Beach in Studland, Dorset

Turn a trip to the beach into a day out. At Knoll Beach shop and café you’ll find a friendly welcome all year round.

Seaside dining

A group of diners at an outdoor table in Knoll Beach Cafe at Studland Beach © National Trust/Neil Davidson

A group of diners at an outdoor table in Knoll Beach Cafe at Studland Beach

Dine in style in our sheltered outdoor seating area with views overlooking Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks.

Shopping by the sea

A woman holding a mug in the Knoll Beach shop at Studland Beach, Dorset © National Trust/Neil Davidson

A woman holding a mug in the Knoll Beach shop at Studland Beach, Dorset

You’ll find everything you need for a day at the beach in our shop, along with gifts, garden products, home accessories, plants, shrubs and herbs.

Keep it local

Fresh produce from the National Trust vegetable garden at Currendon, Dorset © National Trust

Fresh produce from the National Trust vegetable garden at Currendon, Dorset

As much of our food as possible comes from local producers, including fresh seasonal vegetables grown just a couple of miles away by National Trust volunteers.

Warm welcome

Have a cup of tea next to the wood burning stove in Knoll Beach café © National Trust/Neil Davidson

Have a cup of tea next to the wood burning stove in Knoll Beach café

When the weather’s not so warm you’ll find a cosy interior heated by a stove burning wood from our estate – perfect for snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate.

Local suppliers

  • National Trust volunteer allotment, Currendon Farm. Food miles: 2
  • Cedar Organics, Purbeck. Food miles: 4
  • Hayman’s Bakery, Swanage. Food miles: 4
  • JJ Moore Local Meat, Swanage. Food miles: 5
  • Purbeck Ice Cream, Kingston. Food miles: 7
  • Joe’s Cider, Kingston. Food miles: 7
  • Dorset Piddle Brewery, Piddlehinton. Food miles: 26
  • Samways Fish Merchant, West Bay. Food miles: 42
  • Jessica’s Handmade Farmhouse Cakes, Bridport. Food miles: 44

Friday night fish & chips on the beach

End your week with the traditional seaside takeaway.

Friday night fish and chips (£7.95) is available from the outdoor serving counter every Friday from 6-8pm until August 29.

Why not work up an appetite first with a spot of paddleboarding in Hawaii fish-O (see below)?

Summer sizzlers at Knoll Beach Cafe

Lyme Bay mackerel salad

Lyme Bay mackerel salad

  • Hot lemon & garlic chicken salad £8.50
  • Lyme Bay mackerel salad £9.95
  • Halloumi Caesar salad (v) £8.25
  • Dressed crab salad £12.95

Plus full main and children's menus.

Gifts and more

You'll find present ideas big and small in the shop at Knoll Beach.

  • Glassware
  • Rugs
  • china
  • books

Beetroot chutney

Our chutney is made on the premises with beetroot grown by volunteers right here in Purbeck. Here's how to make your own at home.

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