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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

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Address: Ferry Road, Studland, Poole 195:SZ035835, England
Phone Number: 01929 450500
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Great beach and safe bathing

The beach is surrounded by nature at it's best the views across to Old Harry rocks are beautiful and totally unspoilt. National Trust manage the car parks and keep the area clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is surrounded by nature at it's best the views across to Old Harry rocks are beautiful and totally unspoilt. National Trust manage the car parks and keep the area clean. Wandering around the heathland you get to feel nature 1st hand with the wildlife and can enjoy the stunning views of the south side of Poole Harbour. The... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like they say, on a sunny summer's day you might as well be here as anywhere else in the world. And even if the weather's off, it's a beautiful part of the world. Not many facilities, but take a picnic and get lost in the dunes, or just chill out on the sandy beach. Some restrictions on dogs, especially in... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love going here any time, but especially when the crowds have gone. Three car parks to choose from, all National Trust but it is pay-and-display. Cafe and shop at middle beach which is easily accessible.

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Thank bushtrimmertrev
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popular in the summer with cafe and some watersports activities. Not far from Corfe or sandbanks so relatively easy to find. NT control parking around area and prices presumably contribute towards some of the upkeep.

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Thank thewanderer2016
UK
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach at Studland is a great place to visit, even in the winter, if only for the views across Bournemouth Bay and out to the Old Harry rocks. The beach is, however, becoming increasingly narrow, which poses a problem at high tide in the Summer, with a reduced area for families, who have enjoyed this lovely area for decades.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed through the area on the top of a double decker bus! The beach itself looked pristine and although waterlogged the surrounding areas looked ideal for hiking and sightseeing.From the village of Studland there is a highly recommended walk across the hills to the Old Harry rocks (stacks).

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Thank Barry S
Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon on the beach in August 2015, accessed directly from the Haven Hotel. Surprised that barbecues were allowed on the beach but this allowed parties to stay in to the evening as the temperature dropped. Very calm environment; watching the boats go by and the children playing on the sand.

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Thank S92OGchris
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Naturist beach is very good, a little walk up from knowl car park but very well worth it. ice cream man came in the afternoon so all good

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Thank T S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the ferry to Old Harry rocks and back in the sun. Lovely views including the Isle of Wight and easy walking. The nature reserve for the second time of visiting the Little Sea had only a few birds on it.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great day out, watersports and ice creams all round!!! definitely go there as opposed to another beach, views of the Isle of Wight, and Old Harry's Rocks. also it is a good activity day for children was a great example of a cave and a stack! (but don't bore them) overall, fun, a dorset must see!

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