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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Dogs allowed but on a lead 1 May to 30 Sept
Shell Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures bottoming out at 17°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy in the morning and breezy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
15->181% 37% 16 mph
6:01 am 8:24 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, Aug 19th
14->181% 21% 12 mph
6:03 am 8:22 pmRain starting in the afternoon.Sunday, Aug 20th
14->1734% 66% 10 mph
6:04 am 8:20 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Aug 21st
17->199% 57% 8 mph
6:06 am 8:18 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
17->200% 25% 9 mph
6:07 am 8:16 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
16->190% 16% 8 mph
6:09 am 8:14 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, Aug 24th
15->190% 23% 8 mph
6:11 am 8:12 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Friday, Aug 25th
13->170% 42% 5 mph
6:12 am 8:10 pm
Shell Bay Beach Tide Times
Shell Bay Beach Water quality
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.
Photos from around the surrounding area