Studland Bay Beach

Studland Bay Beach, Swanage, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Studland Beach & Nature Reserve has three miles of beaches (Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach) are owned by the National Trust.  Wide sandy beaches great for swimming, watersports and diving. Water quality is good.

    The beauty of Studland is its vast shoreline and varied landscape. The most popular stretch is that near to Knoll Beach Cafe, but if you take a little effort and move away from this piece you get more space and better scenery.

    The heathland behind the beach is a haven for many wild flowers and rare birds and native wildlife and is a designated National Nature Reserve. Sand dunes and woodlands can be explored via a signposted National Trust trail and there is a woodland nature trail. Studland Study Centre at Knoll car park is open for pre-bookable events and visits all year round.

    Click here for more details on the National Trust website

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Studland Bay Beach.

    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.

  • Studland Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Foggy in the morning.
       2%  61%   2 mph
      7:01 am    6:59 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain starting in the evening.
       71%  82%   11 mph
      7:03 am    6:56 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       51%  66%   7 mph
      7:04 am    6:54 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until afternoon.
       39%  92%   9 mph
      7:06 am    6:52 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain overnight.
       26%  69%   8 mph
      7:07 am    6:50 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain until afternoon.
       36%  84%   18 mph
      7:09 am    6:47 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain in the morning.
       32%  58%   13 mph
      7:10 am    6:45 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  27%   7 mph
      7:12 am    6:43 pm

  • Studland Bay Beach Tide Times


  • Studland 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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