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

    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


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures peaking at 24°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       8%  60%   5 mph
      5:19 am    9:11 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       32%  51%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:09 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  15%   6 mph
      5:22 am    9:08 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      5:23 am    9:07 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       4%  24%   5 mph
      5:24 am    9:06 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    22
       5%  62%   8 mph
      5:26 am    9:04 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  27%   8 mph
      5:27 am    9:03 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    23
       0%  25%   6 mph
      5:28 am    9:02 pm

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