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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After spending plenty of summers on this Beach as children it's funny that now we have children we are back here, again. You know what? this beach really is pretty good. Lovely fine sand, great for building sandcastles and digging in, a smooth slope out to sea, a gentle tide and so clean. I love that they mark out sections... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

First the only negative. I visited last weekend and again this weekend. Families with school-aged children and people working in education will be pleased to know that in this time parking has gone up 50% from £6 to £9 a day 'because of the school holidays' (we asked the question). If you want to go to the naturist part of... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love, love,love the beaches at Studland. But I prefer to visit on a crisp sunny day put of season to walk my dog. During the summer the crowds of tourists make the area to me "a local" one to avoid. It is also a shame that during the summer months there is no area at studland that you can walk... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visit every year from Burnbake Campsite and this year we even had some sun! It's a great beach for kids - we were at Knoll Beach - as there are full facilities their if required. Kids can play on the beach and they need to walk out a fair way before they are unable to stand up. We are... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's the best beach outside of cornwall. We hired paddle boats, canoes, great fun, cafe is ok too. Shop nice, I love this place and if you are a NT member parking is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was a quiet beach... Played in the beach... It was a sunny day... Walked till Knoll Beach...Quiet long walk for me and my husband... There were some naturalist at some points... But No problem...Myself and my husband just enjoyed our walk along the beach....We got tired at Knoll beach in the evening due to our long travel whole day....... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited knowle sands beach last week. It's one of the 4 beaches managed by the national trust as part of the reserve here. Great beach and facilities with shop, cafe, information, toilets and showers. If you're not a national trust member parking costs £6 all day, which is well worth it. Staff are very knowledgeable and really helpful and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great place to fish, caught a lovely bass for dinner So peaceful here despite the to and fro of the chain ferry Easy access, lots of parking, you just lose track of time

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited the naturist section of the beach twice on two beautiful weekdays. Both days it was fairly busy and I imagine it would be packed at weekends. Roadside parking is available about 1.5miles north of the turn off to Knoll beach followed by a 8-10 minutes walk thru wood and sand dunes. It really is a magnificent stretch of... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The beach on a Friday was not too busy and, being so long, there were plenty of quiet places. On Saturday it was very busy, the weather being warm and sunny, so we walked from the southern car park to Old Harry Rocks. Short walk (about 3 miles round trip), with super views at the end. Highly recommended for a... More

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