Shell Bay Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset
  • About

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

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 8°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       29%  72%   6 mph
      7:34 am    4:16 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Dangerously windy throughout the day and rain overnight.
       80%  68%   29 mph
      7:35 am    4:15 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy in the morning.
       94%  73%   14 mph
      7:37 am    4:14 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and windy starting in the afternoon.
       79%  77%   7 mph
      7:38 am    4:13 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       20%  33%   15 mph
      7:40 am    4:12 pm
    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       29%  26%   19 mph
      7:41 am    4:11 pm

    Monday, Nov 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
       76%  80%   16 mph
      7:43 am    4:10 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       37%  37%   19 mph
      7:44 am    4:09 pm

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