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Lovely and quiet without the ferry

Shell Bay is so different whilst the ferry is out of commission- so much quieter. The National... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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What a fantastic beach!

This is an amazing beach with lots of glorious sand and wasn't too busy...even on an August... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shell Bay is so different whilst the ferry is out of commission- so much quieter. The National Trust car park is never full any more and apart from the hassle of the traffic lights on the outskirts of Corfe it is so much easier to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing beach with lots of glorious sand and wasn't too busy...even on an August Saturday afternoon. It was also good to see the Ferry come through too- the kids loved seeing it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Leestudley
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favourite beaches in the uk. A real treasure, particularly for a sunny day. There are no shops or cafes (although this year there is a national trust van in the car park) and so the beach never gets too busy.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Johanna B
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Achingly lovely beaches, views of the harbour are breathtaking. The sort of beach you take off your shoes & socks, paddle, collect shell's, chill on the pristine sands & bbc through the evening. Dogs on leads in summer, off lead winter. Take your rubbish home...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scarlett W
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Amazing beach, not as overcrowded as Bournemouth or Poole. Instead of the city centre or residential areas you can find dunes and nature reserve. Good relax guaranteed. The chain ferry from Sandbanks is an experience by itself. Definitely worth to visit if you tired of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I adore Shell Bay. From family holidays as a kid collecting shells and exploring the shallow water, to getting engaged here to then bringing my own baby on an evening stroll. Many more memories to come.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TRB90
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Loving beach. Wonderful to walk. Dogs welcome. Peddle Boarding paradise all the way to Old Harry’s Rocks. Can take a toll ferry back to Sandbanks for lovely restaurant also. Watch the sun set here and just chilling. Windbreaker is recommended. Must see!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank UnicornIsland
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

This is the sort of place people rave about when they comeback from holiday. An amazing restaurant on the beach in the Caribbean or somewhere exotic. And yet we got it here in the UK just miles from the uninspiring Town centre of Bournemouth. Food...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 499JamesS
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We went to Shell Bay on 29th June 2019 the hottest day of the year so far,we left Hanworth,west London 9am and stopped at Winchester services for meeting up other family members.We finally made it to Shell Bay at 2.30pm.The car park was full as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Afshan N
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Went there to have a snack, after see the menu was really disappointed, we order only 2 drinks, one of it was a soft drink. I never pay so much for 2 drinks...not good value ... the soft bottle- drink the taste really bad I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Neha R
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Response from Jane G | Reviewed this property |
There are set Bbq areas on middle beach and there bbqs anytime.