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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Sunday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
14->1848% 69% 3 mph
6:59 am 7:01 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Sep 26th
13->184% 30% 3 mph
7:01 am 6:59 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1742% 57% 9 mph
7:03 am 6:56 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 28th
13->1750% 51% 6 mph
7:04 am 6:54 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1628% 89% 10 mph
7:06 am 6:52 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 30th
11->1622% 53% 8 mph
7:07 am 6:50 pmLight rain in the evening.Sunday, Oct 1st
12->1522% 30% 8 mph
7:09 am 6:47 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Monday, Oct 2nd
12->150% 21% 5 mph
7:10 am 6:45 pm
Shell Bay Beach Tide Times
Shell Bay Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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