Studland Bay


A murmuration of starlings

A large flock of starlings performs a spectacular aerobatic display as the birds prepare to roost for the night in reed beds at Shell Bay.

Upcoming events

February half term

Sat 11 Feb 2017
Follow the nest box trail, learn about different types of trees, have a go at some woodland activities and build a nest box. See our web page for dates and times

Champers and Hampers

Sun 12 Feb 2017
Treat yourselves to a champagne hamper for two this Valentines weekend and enjoy your lunch time treats overlooking Studland Bay.

Mother's Day Flaming Lamb Lunch

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Treat your mother to a spring lamb lunch cooked in our outdoor wood fired oven

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 07 Apr 2017
Take a bunny hop into Studland's spring time on our Easter Trail. Follow the clues around the nature reserve and see the world through Bunny's eyes. Collect your Cadbury's chocolate prize at the end.

Heathland Hullabaloo

Sun 21 May 2017
Come along to Knoll Beach and discover more about the surrounding heathland and the organisations that help look after it.

Pizza and Powerboat Ride

Fri 26 May 2017
Join us for a powerboat ride around Studland Bay and see Old Harry Rocks up close followed by a pizza cooked in Knoll Beach Café's outdoor wood fired oven.
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Our work

Our changing coast

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Venue hire

Studland Bay from the air

Wild worlds 

The golden sands of Studland Bay surround a national nature reserve where heaths, wetlands and woodlands are home to a fascinating array of wildlife. The downlands stretching inland from Old Harry meanwhile host their own unique natural communities.

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