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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 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

There was not much to do here apart from the beach. It was a beautiful place, but not worth paying to go on a chain-ferry for.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Studland beach is sandy, safe and has shallow sea with no currents and a gentle tide so is safe for bathing The nature reserve behind, amongst the dunes, makes a good walk and there's a lagoon wit some sea birds, though it can be sparsely populated Accessible by car, on foot or by bike,it's great for family exploring

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Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are visiting and staying in the Poole/Bournemouth area make a reasonably early start and catch the Sandbanks Chain Ferry. It's less than £4 each way. Head for the Bakers Arms Pub and park in the small National Trust car park next door. Then you can take the walk to the Old Harry Rocks for an spectacular and iconic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Can't beat this for a lovely setting and clean area. Most of it owned by national trust. So no exception for blue badge holder.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Situated on the cusp of the Jurassic Coast, and only a short chain ferry ride from Sandbanks, there is a long stretch of sandy coastline which is a favourite spot for the locals of Poole and Bournemouth. Reachable on foot from the ferry you are able to walk along an extensive shore-line to the start of the headland leading onto... More

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Sea is lovely to swim in and the beach is lovely and clean the bit in the middle is nudist so be aware

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Frome, Somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

we caught the chain ferry from Sandbanks and walked the shore to Studland. Lots to see...don't be surprised if you see more than you bargained for when you pass the 'naturist' beach!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Spent the day here over the Christmas break and it was lovely to park up at one end of the beach and walk along. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the cafe open at the middle beach and it served an excellent range of food, including some great warming pasties!

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Dorset, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Studland is a beautiful beach, lovely golden sand, clean and stunning. There are two National Trust restaurants, one at Knowle Beach, the larger beach and one at Middle Beach. Knowle Beach is easier for access for both families and people with disabilities and is the main big beach. Access to Middle Beach is down steps from the top of the... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

I just love some of the stupid reviews on here whining about how the UK is over the top with health and safety. Ever been to Australia? Besides,the beach is lovely and in my opinion is wayyyy ahead of many European beaches I've seen (especially those on the bloomin awful French Riviera)

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