Studland Beach holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on Purbeck in Coastal Dorset sleeping 6 people in 3 bedrooms . 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.
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. View Vine Cottage Studland Dorset
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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.
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.
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/
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
Joes Cafe is a Purbeck Cafe in Dorset https://www.facebook.com/Joes-Cafe-South-Beach-489030144445258Website:Joes Cafe StudlandTelephone: 07931 325243 Address: Beach Road, Studland, United Kingdom
Old Harry Rocks is a Purbeck Beach in Dorset http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/45/#_=_Website:Old Harry Rocks StudlandTelephone: Address: Old Harry Rocks, Studland, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
The Pig on the beach is a Purbeck Beach in Dorset https://www.thepighotel.com/on-the-beach/studland-restaurant/Website:The Pig on the beach StudlandTelephone: 441929450288 Address: Swanage BH19 3AU, United Kingdom
More Purbeck holiday attractions can be found at The Purbecks Holiday Guide
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