Shell Bay Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset
  • About Us

    Shell Bay Beach Info

    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, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    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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  • Weather

    Shell Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 3°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       10%  24%   13 mph
      7:07 am    5:37 pm
    Friday, Feb 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  8%   18 mph
      7:05 am    5:39 pm

    Saturday, Feb 24th
     Breezy overnight.
       6%  0%   18 mph
      7:03 am    5:41 pm
    Sunday, Feb 25th
     Breezy in the morning.
       0%  1%   21 mph
      7:01 am    5:43 pm

    Monday, Feb 26th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
       0%  2%   17 mph
      6:59 am    5:44 pm
    Tuesday, Feb 27th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       12%  37%   14 mph
      6:57 am    5:46 pm

    Wednesday, Feb 28th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       14%  15%   4 mph
      6:55 am    5:48 pm
    Thursday, Mar 1st
     Clear throughout the day.
       14%  4%   11 mph
      6:53 am    5:49 pm

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