Studland Bay

Important notice -

Due to issues with the Sandbanks chain ferry, the cafe and shop at Knoll Beach will close at 4.45pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland

A view of Studland Beach

The beaches

Four miles of beautiful beaches line the sheltered waters of Studland Bay – ideal for beach games, sandcastles, watersports or simply relaxing.

More to explore

Upcoming events

Just off for a walk book signing

Sat 29 Sep 2018
What happens when a 37-year-old office worker, who exercises marginally less than the average cheese sandwich, decides to walk over 600 miles of coastline in one go? 10.30-1.30 at Knoll Shop, 2.30-4 at Grooms cottage

Autumn Fungi

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Meet a Fungi expert for a beginners guide to the fungi of Studland Bay.

Apple day

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Meet the countryside rangers in the orchard by South Beach and have a go at apple themed activities, a bioblitz and try fresh apple juice. Free event.

Wild Food Walk and Lunch

Sat 06 Oct 2018
Join a Ranger-led walk to discover the food growing wild around us and then enjoy a two course 'wild food' lunch at Knoll Beach café

Creatures of the night

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Take part in our nature-themed Halloween trail

Woodland Walk and Draw

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Come to the woods and dunes for inspiration and get creative using the natural things around you.
Studland Bay

Eating and shopping

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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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Studland Bay

Places to stay

Seaview holiday cottage

Places to stay near Studland Bay 

A quirky hideaway minutes from great beaches or a harbourside farmhouse could be your holiday home from home. Further afield, choose from a historic village setting or the peace and tranquillity of the Purbeck countryside.