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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

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Address: Ferry Road | National Trust Area, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 450500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A peaceful tranquil setting

Spent a few hours on the beach early this morning. There were very few people about when I arrived and parking in the car park run by National Trust was easy and as a member free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mike S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a few hours on the beach early this morning. There were very few people about when I arrived and parking in the car park run by National Trust was easy and as a member free. After walk used NT tea room where staff were brilliant and accommodating. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mike S
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a nice beach which is a victim of its own sucess. It can be really busy in the summer and sometimes the car parks are closed as they are too full. There is a National Trust cafe and toilet facilities on the main beach area and they too can get very busy in season and at week ends.

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Fleet, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect day on the beach with family. A safe beach and well resourced. It became very busy later in the day and getting back across the Sandbanks ferry later in the day was difficult.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked from Studland to Shell Bay on a beautiful day this week. Lovely sand all the way. There is a very nice cafe on the beach at Studland and a cafe/restaurant at Shell Bay where you can catch the ferry across to Sandbanks. Just so you know, Studland has a very large naturists beach.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do on the beaches, cafes, boat hire, or just paddling and watching boats come and go. The heathland is beautiful, but quite hard walking on the sand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just dropped in to studland and what a find. Great facilities for all age groups. Lovely beach facing the Isle of Wight. Great if you are an NT member (free parking) even when it is busy there is still room for all to enjoy the space.

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Thank Ronald W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Studland beach is well worth a visit at any time of year either by ferry from Sandbanks or a nice scenic drive around. The beach is beautiful and never packed, there's a great cafe at Knowle beach and the whole area is scenic and rugged

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Wimbledon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Studland bay and its various beaches are easily accessible from the chain ferry or the bus that goes between Swanage and Bournemouth. There are several national trust car parks giving access to the beach and nature reserve -£8 a day to park but free to NT members. There are toilets at She'll Bay, South beach and middle beach car parks... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knoll beach at Studland Bay was peaceful and heavenly with soft sand and a gentle sloping beach. Many swimmers. Easy access from NTrust carpark directly into the beach. Shop and cafe, as well as bike and board/ canoe hire. The perfect location for relaxation.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the beach after a trip to Corfe Castle. A lovely walk out to the headland and the NT has a cafe on the beach. Or a welcome pub next to the car park.

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