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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

Ferry Road, Studland, Poole 195:SZ035835, England
01929 450500
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Andover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visit this area every year and thanks to the National Trust it retained its natural charm. There are several well kept beaches including a small dog friendly one. We have enjoyed numerous walks within the nature reserve. As members of the NT we have been able to benefit from free parking in the car parks.

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Ledbury
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beach was a mess, dirty and needed a good clean up, and as for the eating facilities - well, so unimpressed - the whole place needed a good scrub. The location is stunning, access is easy but we stayed two hours and left, and certainly would not go back. Meal was not up to much either and quite expensive. Such... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach, clean with great sand for sand castles. It was bank hol weekend so was packed out despite iffy weather. The drive out again was very busy from what appeared to be weight of traffic. Good NT cafe at Knoll beach. Far superior to the independent one at Middle Beach. The latter might be your cup of tea if... More

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am looking forward to re visiting, as we didn't find it until last day. Perfect for beautiful scenic views, nature and walks.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a National Trust site, so parking is a little more than normal, however..what you get for this is very well worth it indeed. Plenty of well organised parking, fantastic coffee shop/restaurant and beach shop. Immaculately clean super soft sandy beach, clean and organised toilets. Good signage and above all really well trained and caring staff. What more could... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great little shop, menu looked good (although we availed ourselves of the BBQ area), £25 for a beach hut for the day. Well worth the hour drive.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The beach was not looked after, with lots of rubbish left over from one day to the next. The cafe is so dirty, which is a great shame as it has been completely redone and looks fantastic. I was there on Friday evening and back again on Saturday morning because my daughter wanted to do more sailing. The same disgusting... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovely Sandy beach for the children. Restaurant if wanted, and a lovely shop. Wheelchair buggies so disabled can access the beach easily. Pedaloes and kyaks to hire. This beach is run by the National Trust, so there are always things being organised. All in all a great day out.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a fabulous beach, the backdrop of dunes and walks are jaw dropping. Good facilities and amazing haddock and chips! Stunning views, great trail walks amount the dragonflies and wildlife. Little Sea is quite secluded with peaceful areas to sit and relax.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Love this beach. The sand is fantastic. Do beware - if you're not a NT member parking is £9. The sand is lovely near-white, dogs are meant to be banned 10 to 6. There are toilets and a cafe.

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