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.

More to explore

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Walks near Studland Bay

The walk to Old Harry rocks is a favourite at any time of year while marked trails help you get close to nature at Knoll Beach. Explore the heathland or discover Studland’s Second World War history.

A dog's Life at Studland Bay - video

You and your dog 

Watch our fun video to find out how you and your best friend can have fun, stay safe and make the most of Studland Bay alongside all our other visitors. You're welcome to bring dogs to Studland but please keep them on the lead anywhere on the beach between 1 May and 30 September.

A family outside a beach hut at Studland, Dorset

Beach huts 

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.

Kayaking near Old Harry at Studland Beach, Dorset


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

Horse riding at Studland, Dorset

Horse riding 

Horse riding on Studland Beach or exploring the nearby countryside on horseback is an unforgettable experience.

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.