Facilities & access


  • Boat hire, kayaking and windsurfing
  • Visitor Centre at Knoll Beach
  • Bucket and spades, fishing nets and wet suits to buy
  • Indoor and open-air seating with a spectacular sea view
  • Local Purbeck ice-creams and daily seasonal specials
  • Local meat dishes from the wider estate
  • Parking at Shell Bay 7am to 9pm and South Beach, 9am to 11pm; Knoll Beach and Middle Beach, 9am to 8pm, or dusk if earlier. Prices vary throughout season. †Pay and display in operation at Shell Bay, Middle Beach and South Beach car parks. Members must display a valid car park sticker. Pay and display or pay on entry will operate at Knoll Beach car park (Members must show a valid membership card). Cash and debit/credit cards accepted. Call 01929 450500 for more information.
  • Toilets at Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and Shell Bay
  • Holiday cottage with superb views over Studland Beach (sleeps 6)
  • Dogs are welcome at Studland Beach but restrictions apply to different beaches depending on the time of year. See home page and information on site for more details

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities at all beach toilets
  • Pushchairs for loan at Knoll Beach
  • Suitable for school groups
  • Families can go on self-guided walking trails across the estate, taking in the nature reserve, heathland and beach


  • Designated mobility parking in all car parks
  • Mobility toilets at Shell Bay, Knoll Beach and Middle Beach
  • Partly accessible grounds. Wheelchairs and pushchairs suitable for beach use available for loan from Visitor Centre
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Accessible Studland

Beach friendly wheelchairs and pushchairs are available on loan and staff can provide advice on access.

Disability facilities are available at Knoll Beach and elsewhere.

Detailed information can be downloaded below.