Sand dunes and sheltered waters

Studland is a glorious slice of natural coastline with four-miles of golden sands and a heathland backdrop straight from the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel.

Studland Bay and village is naturally inspiring. Enid Blyton used it as the basis for Noddy’s ‘Toytown’. Gently shelving waters give way to glorious views of Old Harry Rocks, the gateway to Dorset’s Jurassic coast. Hire a kayak to get a closer view.

The sheltered waters of Studland Bay are ideal for water sports. Sailing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and diving are popular. Studland Watersports at Knoll Beach hire out equipment and also offer powerboat-based activities including wake boarding, waterskiing and banana rides.

A designated section of Studland Beach is probably the best known naturist beach in Britain. The 900m area of Knoll Beach is well marked with signs and posts. So no need to avert your eyes!
There are beach cafes, casual dining and fine dining. The Banks Arms welcome walkers with a roaring open fire during the winter months. However, nature trails through the sand dunes and woodlands along with the walk to Old Harry Rocks is a favourite at any time of the year.

Studland is managed by the National Trust – see more.

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