Studland Bay Beach

Studland Beach & Nature Reserve has three miles of beaches (Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach) are owned by the National Trust.  Wide sandy beaches great for swimming, watersports and diving. Water quality is good.

The beauty of Studland is its vast shoreline and varied landscape. The most popular stretch is that near to Knoll Beach Cafe, but if you take a little effort and move away from this piece you get more space and better scenery.

The heathland behind the beach is a haven for many wild flowers and rare birds and native wildlife and is a designated National Nature Reserve. Sand dunes and woodlands can be explored via a signposted National Trust trail and there is a woodland nature trail. Studland Study Centre at Knoll car park is open for pre-bookable events and visits all year round.

Click here for more details on the National Trust website

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Studland Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Studland Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (S)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Studland Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Studland Bay Beach is at Poole (Entrance) 3.09 km (1.92 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:34 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 06:11 (Height 1.82m)
   Low Tide at 15:01 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 20:43 (Height 1.79m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 08:39 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 15:38 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 21:06 (Height 1.87m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:52 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 09:00 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 16:11 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 21:29 (Height 1.95m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:25 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 09:22 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 16:41 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 21:54 (Height 2.03m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:54 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 09:46 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 17:09 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 22:21 (Height 2.06m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:23 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 10:15 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 17:37 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 22:51 (Height 2.03m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:53 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 10:45 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.96m)

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