Shell Bay Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset
  • Profile

    Shell Bay Beach Information

    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. Shell Bay beach, Dogs allowed but on a lead 1 May to 30 Sept

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Swanage, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 5°C next Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       66%  80%   14 mph
      8:03 am    4:33 pm
    Thursday, Jan 17th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       12%  38%   12 mph
      8:02 am    4:35 pm

    Friday, Jan 18th
     Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       76%  93%   17 mph
      8:01 am    4:36 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
       63%  34%   6 mph
      8:00 am    4:38 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       37%  61%   16 mph
      7:59 am    4:39 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Foggy overnight.
       26%  26%   5 mph
      7:58 am    4:41 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       69%  68%   10 mph
      7:57 am    4:43 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
       30%  3%   14 mph
      7:56 am    4:44 pm

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