South Beach, Studland

A smaller, quieter beach than her sisters Knoll & Middle beach. This is the beach the locals come to sunbath, paddle or for a spot of rock pooling.

Take a closer look

A sheltered cove where a 2km stretch of sand slopes gently into the sea, making it popular with families with young children. This is a quieter stretch of the Studland Penisula, it faces north and is backed by steep hills so sunniest earlier in the day. This spot is particularly popular for some good rock pooling at low tide.

Enjoy soaking up the view over Old Harry Rocks with something delicious & home made from Joe’s beach cafe. Perfect for whiling away some time and enjoying the sunset!

Studland light (c) Martin Dolan

Walk a little or a lot

  • Breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast and unique rock formations await you if walk to Old Harry Rocks – an absolute MUST from here. Try this 3.5 mile circular route
  • For a shorter walk try the family friendly waymarked Studland beach sand dunes trail  
  • Interested in local history? try the Studland Beach Second World War walk, an easy 1 hour trail exploring the hidden features of Studland’s military past

Discover more walks around Studland from the National Trust HERE

Remnants of World War 2 (c) Becky Campbell

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And stay safe on the coast

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