Studland is a small village close to Swanage and Corfe which is famous for its beaches and nature reserve.
The beaches of the Studland peninsula provide four miles of sandy beaches which are ideal for families, with gently shelving bathing waters, water sports, beach volleyball, convenient parking, cafes and other facilities, they are perfect for a relaxing or energetic day out. The beaches are ideal for water sports and visitors can enjoy many different activities on offer. The beaches stretch from Old Harry Rocks north to Shell Bay, where a chain ferry provides a link to Poole and Bournemouth.
South Beach is the smallest, Middle Beach is sheltered by low cliffs and Knoll Beach is backed by a wilderness of dunes and heathland and includes a 1km designated naturist area. The naturist beach in Studland is the most popular in Britain!
Studland is famed for its spectacular heathland, an internationally important habitat, owned by the National Trust. The heathland behind the beach is a haven for native British wildlife and features all six British reptiles. Throughout the year there is a busy programme of guided walks and special events for all the family. Designated trails through the sand dunes and woodlands allows for exploring, visitors can spot deer, insects, bird life and a wealth of wild flowers.
From Studland village you can walk to Old Harry Rocks, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast which stretches for 95 miles from Studland Bay to Exmouth in East Devon. Old Harry is a group of chalk stacks which date back to the mezozoic era.
With a choice of fine places to eat, why not experience The Pig on the Beach, which is only 3 minutes walk from Willow Cottage. Situated in a country house, much of the delicious food on the menu comes from the kitchen garden, or is locally sourced.
Located on the studland side of the chain ferry, Bramble Bush Bay is an idyllic spot. It’s a hidden gem where many visitors don’t venture. The beach overlooks Brownsea island, a few other smaller islands as well as Poole Harbour. The bay has a collection of houseboats that are permanently moored. Bramble Bush Bay provides visitors with some of the most breath-taking sunsets.
Standing high upon a mound in Godlingston Heath is a 17ft high rock, named Agglestone Rock. Visitors can walk across the breath-taking heathland experiencing views over the heath towards the Little Sea, a freshwater lake and Studland Bay.
Studland bay is a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. The beaches at Studland are called Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach and are all are owned by the National Trust. Studland has the most popular naturist beach in Britain! The beaches back on to spectacular heathland which is a haven for wildlife.
Studland Stables offer guests a wide vartiey of different riding trails including those along the beautiful sandy beaches, breath-taking clifftops, forest and heathland. They offer some of the most stunning scenery while riding in the UK. They have rides suitable for all abilities as well.
Standing at the southern end of Studland Bay is one of the most famous landmarks on the South Coast, Old Harry. Thousands of years ago, Old Harry and The Needles on the Isle of Wight were linked by a line of chalk hills that eroded away. Old Harry is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and managed by the National Trust. You can walk to Old Harry along the South West Coast Path.