Studland Holiday Cottages Dorset
Studland is best known for the long sandy beach which stretches from the village for 2 miles towards the mouth of Poole Harbour. The village of Studland has a number of attractive buildings and sites as well as a good public house within a short walk of the beach.
For more Purbeck holiday location information about Studland Dorset visit the Studland Holiday Information below the Studland cottages.
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Studland Holiday Information
Footpaths from Studland run along the coast to Swanage or across the heath land to Corfe Castle and Arne. Studland also has wonderful areas of nature reserve which attracts a rich variety of bird life and which can be observed from a number of bird hides. There are organised and self guided nature walks around the dunes and wetlands behind Studland Beach.
To See and Do in Studland
Studland Beach - Enjoy a visit to Studland beach to relax on the soft sand, swim in the bay or walk in the dunes and nature reserve. Read more about Studland Beach.
Old Harry's Rocks - The towering chalk stacks called Old Harry's Rocks stand at the south end of Studland Bay and can be best seen from the coastal path. From the Bankes Arms Pub walk down to the right in the direction of Swanage to where there are some public lavatories and take to coastal path. Follow the coast till you see Old Harry's Rocks (which are unmissable). Be careful with children and pets as there are sheer drops.
Studland Heath and Agglestone Rock- The heath at Studland is well worth exploring. Sandy tracks criss cross the heath and can be followed to Agglestone Rock which has a commanding view across the heath. Paths also lead across to Corfe Castle and include a nice woodland walk along the way. You can read more about Agglestone Rock on Wikipedia
Play Golf at Purbeck Golf Club - Between Swanage and Studland there is a golf course with beautiful views over Studland and Poole Harbour. For more information visit Purbeck Golf Club
Brownsea Island - This very attractive island in the middle of Poole Harbour is a wonderful place to spend the day and explore. There is a rare population of Red Squirrels to look out for and some are brave enough to approach you. There are beaches, wooded areas and organised family activities to enjoy. The Island is run by the National Trust and a ferry boat runs from the Sandbanks side of the Studland Ferry (from the jetty next to the ferry loading ramp). Read more about Brownsea Island.
Eating and Drinking in Studland
Bankes Arms Public House, Studland - A traditional public house within a short walk of Studland Beach and with a large beer garden with a view of the sea. Serves a range of food including traditional pub dishes, fish dishes and vegetarian options. http://www.bankesarms.com/
Holiday Attractions & Activities
Swanage Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Swanage Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel across Purbeck from Swanage to Corfe Castle by train. For more information visit www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Studland Sea School - Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability. For more information visit www.studlandseaschool.co.uk
Go Ape - It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family .For more information visit goape.co.uk