Kayaking near Old Harry at Studland Beach, Dorset

The sheltered waters of Studland Bay are ideal for watersports, including swimming, sailing, kayaking, kite surfing and diving. Bring your own equipment or hire it from companies here on site (see below).

Boat park

  • Boat storage and launching from £18 a day
  • Weekly rental from £100
  • Long-term storage - waiting list opens annually on April 1 for one month
  • Phone 01929 450500 (booking essential)

    The spectacular coastline is just waiting to be explored
    Kayaking near Old Harry in Studland, Dorset


fore/adventure at Middle Beach offer  kayaking and kayak fishing. Also sit-on-top BCU courses, guiding, tours and equipment hire for all levels of ability and expert tuition including one-to-one sessions.

Contact 07933 507165. or visit the website

Studland Watersports

Studland Watersports at Knoll Beach offer sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, paddle boards and pedaloes. Also powerboat-based activities including wake boarding, waterskiing and banana rides.

Contact 07980 559143 or visit the website

Safety and the environment

  • Swimmers only zones operate at Knoll Beach and South Beach during the summer, but please look out for swimmers in other areas.
  • A kite surfing zone has been set aside between Shell Bay and Knoll Beach – a permit is required (please return the form below to the Studland beach office with a £5 fee)
  • Jet skis and motorboats over 20hp are not allowed
  • There is no lifeguard service at Studland
  • Dorset Coast Forum has produced a leaflet with advice for canoeists using Poole Harbour. You can download a PDF version here.
  • Please be aware of weather and tidal conditions

    Paddleboarding in the sheltered waters of Studland Bay
    A paddleboarder at Studland Beach

Download our kite surfing permit (PDF / 0.04296875MB) download