Naturism at Studland
A popular choice
With a history going back as far as the 1920s, naturism has become a distinctive part of the landscape on the Studland peninsular.
Today, Studland has probably the best known official naturist beach in Britain.
No jacket required....
The National Trust welcomes naturists and has marked out nearly 1km of beach where clothing is optional.
We’re working with partners including Studland Beach Users Action Group, British Naturism and the police to keep Studland safe and family-friendly (see below).
We ask that naturists and non-naturists alike respect the rights of others and refrain from behaviour likely to cause offence.
Police and rangers patrol regularly and will be happy to help with any concerns.
British Naturism has produced a beach code and holds regular beach days at Studland.
We’ve expanded the naturist area at Studland Beach following requests for more space from naturist groups.
In April 2013 the boundary of the northern section of the naturist area was extended approximately 50 metres inland where it is marked with green posts.
Posts marking the old boundary remain in place as removing them would damage the dunes, but they have been repainted brown.
The naturist area is located on Knoll Beach and comprises a 900m stretch of coastline.
The area is clearly marked with green-topped posts and blue signs (see above).
We ask naturists to be clothed if they're outside the designated area.
If you wish to avoid this area, please use the Heather Walk trail.
We want everyone to feel safe at Studland and indecent behaviour will not be tolerated. Offenders will be prosecuted, including those making inappropriate use of photographic or filming equipment, which may be confiscated as evidence. If you witness any incidents of inappropriate behaviour please report them to our staff on 07970 595963 or the police on 999 or 01202 222222.
Studland Beach Users Action Group
SBUAG was set up in 2005 as a way of addressing beach issues. The group is made up of the emergency services, the National Trust, local businesses, naturist organisations, local councils and others. SBUAG community wardens assist with beach patrols in peak season.
Heath fires are a constant threat at Studland, but we can all do our bit to prevent them. Please use barbecues in designated areas only - no open fires. Studland was a military training area in the Second World War and some unexploded ordnance remains. If you see anything suspicious DO NOT TOUCH - call 07970 595963 or 999.