Studland Beach Purbeck Dorset
Studland Beach is the longest sandy beach in Purbeck and is over 2 miles long. Studland beach is popular for swimming, sailing and sun bathing. The whole area is nature conservation area administered by the National Trust.
Studland beach has fine light sand and a gently sloping beach that runs into excellent swimming water. Local people swim in Studland Bay all year round and warm water is trapped in the bay in the summer. The warm sea water attracts Studland's famous seahorses.
The beach at Studland is most busy around the National Trust shop and cafe where there is also a large car park. As you go North towards Sandbanks the beach becomes less busy and often you will have 50meters to yourself. There is a popular section to the southern end of the beach where there is a small independent beach cafe and a public house just back from the beach.
Sailing and water sports are popular at Studland and their is a small sailing club. You can take lessons in sailing and windsurfing from the beach or try a pedalo.
Behind the sandy beach at Studland is a large nature reserve with small walkways running through. This nature reserve is a great place to spot birds and their are bird hides setup to give you a better chance of spotting something rare. The nature reserve has a number of sandy bowls and dunes which are great for a picnic but please remember to take your rubbish home.
There is a small nudist section to Studland beach which is clearly marked with blue signs. The nudist beach is at the northern end of Studland beach.
There is are three large car park in Studland One near the chain link ferry to Sandbanks (where there is also parking along the road, one near the centre of the beach, where the National Trust Shop and Cafe are located, and one at the far south end in the village of Studland. All are signposted from the main road and all make a charge for parking but are free to National Trust Members.
Notices explain beach safety are found at Studland Beach. It is important to read about the local conditions and how to stay safe. Public toilets are available at several locations along Studland Beach.
Getting There: Studland is on the East coast of Purbeck just south of Studland. The main road from Wareham to Studland will take you right to the beach. Alternatively, if you are coming from Poole or Bournemouth there is a chain link ferry from Sandbanks to Studland. Go through the village of Studland and from there there are clear signposts to Studland.
Studland Beach Holiday Cottages
Self Catering Holiday Cottages near Studland Beach
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
Vine Cottage is a pretty thatched holiday cottage within a 1 minute walk of the sandy beach of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck. This traditional cottage has been equipped and furnished with care to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Studland is 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' protected by the National Trust and there are over 4 miles of sandy beaches to enjoy. This is also a wonderful walking and cycling area. The coastal path from Studland, passes Old Harry Rocks and leads onwards to the small coastal resort of Swanage. Restaurant and public house plus beach cafe all within 5 minutes walk. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom
Seascape stands within a stones throw of the sea and enjoys lovely open sea views from several rooms. These views are panoramic, extending across the whole bay, from Ballard Down on the East to the westward extremity of Peveril point. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is only a half minute walk away. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling and boating. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Central Villa is attractively situated in a small lane in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Swanage. The sea is less than a 2 minute walk away. Swanage is renowned for its sandy beach and beautiful bay set amidst wonderful Purbeck countryside. This is part of the Jurassic coast and is a fantastic walking area. The coastal path, which is only 2 minutes walk away, leads westwards to the pretty Dorset villages of Langton & Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Central Villa Cottage has an approval rating of 4.3 stars from 43 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 child in 3 bedrooms;
This lovely grade II listed stone cottage stands close to the centre of Swanage and is less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. Here the golden sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. The town centre is a 3 minute walk away and is particularly pleasant with its small shops, various restaurants, cafes and public houses. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Inglenook Cottage has an approval rating of 4.5 stars from 48 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.
Sleeps 4/5 in two bedrooms plus a baby in a cot
Sanjernin is a detached bungalow within a 20 minute walk of the lovely sandy beach at Swanage – a wonderful spot to swim or paddle with the sand gently sloping into the water. This small resort offers all the traditional entertainments of ‘Punch & Judy’, pedalos and candy floss. Fishing can be enjoyed from the attractive Victorian pier and there is also a centre for diving. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage with the green front door is beautifully situated overlooking the large scenic mill pond in the pretty, old part of Swanage. The pond is home to ducks and moorhens and is beside the charming church of St Mary’s. This is a lovely peaceful setting with no passing traffic. The cottage is within a pleasant 5 minute stroll of the beautiful sandy beach of the small seaside resort. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
New Cottage Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely fishermans cottage located in the old part of Swanage within a one minute walk of the sea. Swanage is a small resort with a sandy beach which is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. The cottage has accommodation on 3 floors and there are views across the sea to the Isle of Wight from the top floor. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom plus a small courtyard garden and parking for one car. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Providence Cottage has an approval rating of 4.1 stars from 16 Purbeck self catering holiday guests. Providence Cottage is a new Purbeck self catering cottage.
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Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Delightfully situated old coastguard cottage on the waterfront at Swanage Bay. Open sea views from the two double bedrooms and sitting room. Visitors can also relax in the front garden with the sea a short stone's throw away. This lovely old stone cottage has two double bedrooms, 1 bunk bedroom and a family shower room with built in shower, basin and w.c; comfortable sitting room with sofa, arm chairs and wall mounted flat screen television; fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer. Visitors also have access to an outside shower room with w.c and basin which is great when you come in from the beach. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is withing a 5 minute walk. The cottage is situated on a lovely small peninsular on the west side of the bay. Wonderful walking area with direct access to the coastal path. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
Langton Matravers Dorset
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely Elizabethan stone cottage enjoys an attractive position just on the edge of the charming purbeck village of Langton Matravers and within a few minutes drive of the seaside resort of Swanage with its wonderful sandy beach and traditional entertainments. Langton Matravers still retains its village shop/post office and public house with meals, local beers and ciders within 5 minutes walk. View Tudor Rose Cottage »
New Property: Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. Babies under 12 months and children 4+ welcome
This wonderful property is beautifully situated on the estate of Leeson in the Purbeck Village of Langton Matravers with delightful open views from the upper rooms and garden across fields to Swanage Bay. The accommodation is comprised of 3 double bedrooms upstairs with en-suite bath/shower rooms and there is a further twin bedroom with en-suite shower room on the ground floor. There is a very spacious sitting room, separate dining room and open plan kitchen with a further sitting area in front of a wood burning stove. The property is centrally heated and furnished and equipped to a high standard. Wifi internet available. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.
Langton Matravers Dorset
Sleeps 7 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Wonderful views over countryside to the Purbeck Hills from this comfortable and spacious house. Burr Bank stands close to the centre of the charming traditional Purbeck village of Langton Matravers. It is within a few minutes walk of the handsome church, village shop, small museum and public house. Stay in to enjoy the garden and gaze over fields, woods and hills or go out to explore the delightful coast and countryside of Purbeck. A fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways invites exploration - the south west coast path at Dancing Ledge is one mile over the fields. Sandy beaches at Studland (5 miles) and Swanage (2 miles). Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Burr Bank Cottage has an approval rating of 4.9 stars from 41 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.
Langton Matravers Dorset
Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. The Bakery Cottage has an approval rating of 4.2 stars from 32 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.
Langton Matravers Dorset
New House; Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. Children aged 5+ welcome
Beautiful secluded stone house, in the centre of Langton Matravers, with lovely views of the downs, wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 20 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. This property has a wonderful English Country House feel. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide very charming accommodation. French doors open on to a beautiful courtyard and garden where visitors can relax. Parking for 3 cars. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Flagstones Cottage has an approval rating of 5 stars from 3 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms;
Green Leas is situated in the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers and is in a lovely walking area - less than a 10 minute walk of Priests Way and within a 15 minute walk of the coastal path and the sea at Dancing Ledge. The sandy beach of the small coastal resort of Swanage is only 3 or 4 minutes drive away. Langton Matravers has a village shop, public house, small museum and lovely church. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Green Leas Cottage has an approval rating of 4.1 stars from 18 Purbeck self catering holiday guests. Green Leas is a new Purbeck self catering cottage.