Things to see and do at Studland Bay

Studland Bay is much more than great beaches. Follow the South West Coast Path to discover the views from Old Harry Rocks or explore a landscape of heaths straight from the pages of Thomas Hardy. Hire a beach hut, try beach volleyball or slacklining. The sheltered waters of bay are ideal for watersports while nature trails and hides put you in the heart of a national nature reserve.

A well behaved dog at Studland | National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dogs at Studland Bay

Well behaved dogs are very welcome at Studland Bay. We have certain restrictions to ensure everyone enjoys the beach, whether on two or four feet. Dogs need to be kept on a 2m lead everywhere except from 30 Sept- 1 May

Trust Ten runners on the beach at Studland Bay

Trust10 trail run at Studland Bay 

Join us for a free 10K trail run taking in Studland Beach, Ballard Down and Old Harry rocks. The Studland Trust10 will take place on the fourth Sunday of each month apart from July and August.

Horse riding at Studland, Dorset

Horse riding at Studland Bay 

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

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.

Beach huts at Studland, Dorset

Beach huts at Studland Bay 

A beach hut at Studland is your home from home by the seaside. With a range of locations to choose from, you're bound to find one that's just right.

A group of people in the naturist area at Studland Bay

Naturism at Studland Bay 

A designated section of Studland Beach is probably the best known naturist beach in Britain. The 900m area of Knoll Beach is marked with signs and posts.