Shell Bay Beach



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 9 beaches around Swanage, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Shell Bay Beach.


Shell Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Swanage, Dorset

Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (W)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Shell Bay Beach tide times.

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