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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 26 Attractions in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely views of the area, in the nice weather. Clean beach and fine sand (we parked at Knoll beach), and can see over to Poole and Sandbanks. Parking was free, as National Trust members. Tried some ice cream from the stall there, which was top notch. We then ventured through the nudist portion of the beach, which was something you... More

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Studland is a long beach with sand dunes and is ideal for families especially those wanting to enjoy picnicking. Swanage is close by and has plenty of good restaurants and pubs. If you choose to come here via the ferry from sandbanks be prepared to queue as it gets very busy in the summer especially at weekends.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It has not changed here for 60 years & probably never will thanks to the National Trust, it's simply superb beach & Dorset countryside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you like your beaches wide, clean, dune backed and deserted (in midweek) then Studland is the beach to visit!

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Studland beach is beautiful and extends 2 miles from Studland beach to the chain ferry at Shell Bay. There are three National Trust car parks along the beach which are free for NT members otherwise charges apply. There is a good cafe at Knoll beach (also National Trust) and you can also hire kayaks from a watersports centre. However, the... More

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Berrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic beach with all the dunes for the kids to play in. If warm enough sea is lovely and clean. Great place for a family day out and you can have a great walk too

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a beautiful day at Studland beach. Parking cost £6 for all day althougth National Trust members are free .Good selection of watersports available for all ages. .the cafe is adequate for a day out with a reasonable selection of food available

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Horley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having spent many childhood holidays at Studland I was very excited to go back and hoped it hadn't changed. I was not disappointed it is still beautiful well kept and stunning in the sunshine. Had a hot chocolate and cherry bakewell at the cafe and then walked through the dunes and along the 4 mile stretch of beach. If you... More

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Took the family and my grandson for his first 'proper' day at the beach and I chose this beach because it is always clean and safe for children. I have been coming here once or twice a year for over forty years as boy and man, even done the school sponsored walk through the naturist section (good fun for several... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The car park is free for members otherwise a bit pricey. This is a beautiful long sandy beach, with sand dunes. Toilets, cafe and facilities to hire water sports equipment. This beach has a lovely peaceful atmosphere, and we enjoyed a good few hours here.

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