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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Even on a blustery and showery August day, Studland was a beautiful place to spend a few hours (and probably the whole day). The beach is lovely and, once you're a few hundred yards from the entrance, relatively quiet. There are well marked walking paths through the dunes and around the inland lake. There is a hire centre for all... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Clean and beautiful liked everything about it, coffee and ice-cream very good, all National trust staff helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lovely place whatever the weather. Specially love that this beach is not too busy and allows dogs. The water here is really clear and the beach is kept really clean. Lovely if you want to escape from the busy sea side atmosphere that is normally around poole

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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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