Studland Bay

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space and car parks are open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland

Exploring Studland Bay

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Eating and shopping

Enjoying a hot chocolate on a chilly day at Studland/National Trust Images Trevor Ray Hart

Our café and shop at Knoll Beach

Knoll Beach café and shop are open every day - the café is serving a limited menu to takeaway or enjoy at the outside seating. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, contactless preferred. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Studland Bay.

Knoll beach hut second hand book shop, looking out to see from inside where books line the shelves

Knoll beach hut second-hand book shop

At the boat park at Knoll Beach, not far from the shop and café, you'll find a beach hut filled with second-hand books for sale. Open 10am-4pm throughout the summer, with every penny raised helping to care for Studland Bay.

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Our work

Dynamic Dunescapes

Conservation in Purbeck

Meeting challenges

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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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Children using our education packs in the dunes/ National Trust Images/David Levenson

Education at Studland Bay 

Discover a huge range of education resources for all ages, whether you're a teacher planning a session or interested in learning more yourself.

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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.