Shell Bay and Studland Beaches

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The Shell Bay and Studland Beaches are of the finest quality with fine golden sand. The water is clean and safe, although it may sometimes be cool ! The beach slowly and gradually slopes away, ensuring it is safe for even the smallest of children.


Access to the beaches can be gained via the Sandbanks Ferry, which carries cars as well as foot passengers, or by driving round the long way through Wareham to Corfe Castle and then doubling back. The Ferry gets very busy at peak periods during the summer and the quickest way across is as a foot passenger.


Nudist Beach 'warning' on Studland beachThere are fairly good facilities on the beach, although they are not as good as you will find on the promenades of Poole and Bournemouth. There is a restaurant / cafe serving a selection of hot and cold meals and ice creams. There are toilets available but that is about it. If you take your car across there is a small car park or limited on road parking, but expect to queue to get across and to park.


There is also the "Nudist Beach" at Studland, so you have been warned !


Read our brief check list on preparing for your day at the beach.


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