Family fun at Studland Bay

Family Fun at Studland Bay - video

There's so much to do at Studland Bay. From swimming to flying a kite to watching birds, your next family adventure awaits.

‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ at Studland Bay

You could find a stone to skim over the waves, or even float in a boat - there are some to hire at Knoll Beach.

Sea breezes are great for flying a kite and make the clouds zoom past as you watch them.
Away from the beach you can watch birds from hides at the Discovery Centre and around Little Sea.

Why not build a den while you’re at the Discovery Centre, or bring a friend with you to share a nature adventure?

If it's warm enough, you can feel the sand between your toes as you go barefoot on the beach and paddle or swim in the sea.


Studland seaside

From bucket and spade fun to watersports, beach games and blow-away-the-cobwebs walks, Studland is a place for all seasons.

The beaches of the Studland peninsula stretch from the boundary of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Old Harry Rocks north to Shell Bay, where a chain ferry provides a link to Poole and Bournemouth.

South Beach is the smallest and popular with locals. Middle Beach is sheltered by low cliffs, while Knoll Beach, backed by a wilderness of dunes, has wide open spaces and includes a 1km designated naturist area.

A view of Studland Beach

The beaches of Studland Bay

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

Kayaking near Old Harry at Studland Beach, Dorset

Watersports at Studland Bay

Swimming, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and diving are some of the ways to enjoy the sheltered waters of Studland Bay.

Girl eating ice cream

Our café and shop at Knoll Beach

Knoll Beach café and shop are open every day - the café is serving a limited menu. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Studland Bay.