Studland Bay

Important notice -

The café and shop at Knoll Beach, all car parks, toilets and bird hides at Studland Bay are now closed until further notice to further restrict the spread of coronavirus —please do not travel here.

Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland

Bog pool at Arne, Purbeck Heaths, Dorset

UK's first 'super' nature reserve created at Purbeck Heaths 

We know that big steps are needed to create landscapes where people and wildlife can thrive. This is why we've joined forces with like-minded organisations to form the UK's first 'super' national nature reserve at Purbeck Heaths in Dorset.

More to explore

Upcoming events

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Eating and shopping

Part of the Spring 2020 range from the National Trust

The shop

New for Spring 2020, our Riverlands range is inspired by the rivers in our care and the work that is done to keep them healthy, clean and rich in wildlife.

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Our work

Failing sea defences at Middle Beach in Studland

Shifting shores at Middle Beach 

We want to create a sustainable future for Middle Beach and its facilities, which are both impacted by coastal change. We are working with the Studland community to achieve this.

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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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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.