Studland Bay

Important notice -

The toilets at Shell Bay are out of order. We are working to fix as soon as possible. Nearest toilets: Knoll Beach. Advanced notice: Knoll Beach Café and Shop will be closed 1 & 2 March for spring cleaning and training. Apologies for inconvenience.

Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland

A view of Studland Bay with the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards nominee logo

Help us win Nature Reserve of the Year

Studland has been nominated as Nature Reserve of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 and your vote could help us win.

Upcoming events

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.

Seashore Explorer Week

Sun 28 May 2017
Come and discover the hidden secrets of the seashore throughout May half term at Studland.
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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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Places to stay