Studland Bay and Beach

Stunning natural beaches and heathland

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Studland Beach, near Purbeck, Dorset


Managed by the National Trust, this is a beautiful, vast area of natural sandy beaches and heathland, near to Swanage, Purbeck. The area is very popular with day-trippers to the beach, cyclists and walkers.

With four miles of unspoiled, natural sandy beaches, sand dunes and low cliffs. It is also home to the most popular naturist beach in Britain at Knoll Beach!

The woodland and heathland areas are important protected areas, home to all six native British reptiles, as well as many other rare species and plants. There are a number trails through the heathland to explore, where you can spot local wildlife.

Nearby you can walk to a number of famous local attractions with stunning vewis including Old Harry Rocks, Godlingston Heath, and the freshwater lake called Little Sea. You can also visit Fort Henry, a Second World War Two observation bunker where Churchill, Eisenhower and King George VI watched rehearsals for the D-Day landings.

There are plenty of car parks (national trust) but they can get busy in the summer, especially with a large number of visitors coming via the Sandbanks Ferry from Poole. There is also the option to come by bus, the number 50 Purbeck Breezer from Swanage (timetable on the Morebus website). 



Studland, Dorset





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