Getting around at Studland

A couple walking on a misty autumn day at Studland Bay

Whether you want to walk, run, cycle, swim or paddle at Studland, there are endless opportunities for adventure.

Discover the various ways to enjoy the outdoors at Studland.

Walkers on the cliffs near Old Harry in Studland, Dorset

Walking around Studland

Walking in and around Studland means miles of sandy beach, dunes and coastal heath with fine sea views, while the gentle walk up to the chalk stacks of Old Harry is a Sunday classic.

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.

A blurred stylised photo of a man off road cycling in the Purbeck Countryside near Studland, Dorset

Cycling at Studland

You can explore all of Purbeck along a variety of trails starting at Studland. From the Rempstone ride to the Corfe loop, getting around on two wheels is a fun and sustainable way to see Purbeck. The Dorset Council has a full list of routes.

Horse riding at Studland, Dorset

Horse riding at Studland Bay

Horse riding in Studland Bay or the nearby countryside is an unforgettable experience.

Sea swimming

Cold water swimming

Studland is an outstanding beach for swimming; clear waters, few waves and soft sands await. However safety is our main concern and while we want you to enjoy your visit, please make sure you take all necessary precautions. The RNLI have put together a fantastic guide to help you stay safe.

Runners on the South West Coast Path, Studland, Dorset./National trust images- Chris Lacey

Dorset 30 day outdoor gym plan

Exercising outside is priceless, even at this time of year when many of us just want to stay inside and hibernate. Just five minutes in the outdoor gym every day can lead to an immediate improvement in mood, self esteem and physical fitness.