Shell Bay Beach

Shell Bay Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Shell Bay beach is the first beach on the Studland Peninsula, Isle of Purbeck, at the mouth of Poole Harbour.

    From Shell Beach you have the wide sweeping Studland Bay and the Studland National Nature Reserve. You can also take a pedestrian ferry to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour.

    There is a designated naturist area between Shell Bay and Knoll Beach.

    Facilities include parking, toilets, restaurant and Cafe.

    Shell Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs allowed but on a lead 1 May to 30 Sept

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Swanage, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Shell Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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    18
       48%  69%   3 mph
      6:59 am    7:01 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    18
       4%  30%   3 mph
      7:01 am    6:59 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    17
       42%  57%   9 mph
      7:03 am    6:56 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
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       50%  51%   6 mph
      7:04 am    6:54 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    13
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    16
       28%  89%   10 mph
      7:06 am    6:52 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    16
       22%  53%   8 mph
      7:07 am    6:50 pm

    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain in the evening.
     
    12
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    15
       22%  30%   8 mph
      7:09 am    6:47 pm
    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    15
       0%  21%   5 mph
      7:10 am    6:45 pm

  • Shell Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Shell Bay Beach Bathing 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.
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