Studland

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.