Studland - Knoll Beach

Knoll beach forms the southern end of Studland Bay’s has four mile stretch of white sand. Backed by sand dunes the beach forms part of the Studland National Nature Reserve.

At the northern end, Towards Shelly beach, is a naturist beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are welcome all year; 1 October - 30 April there are no restrictions. 1 April - 30 September dogs on a short lead (max 2m).

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Slipway

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Swanage

Postcode

BH19 3AH

OS grid ref.

SZ 0344 8349

Parking

There are four car parks. with varying prices throughout the year. with spaces for disabled people at the Knoll car park. National Trust members park free.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Studland - Knoll Beach Reviews

INEZ ELLWAY
May 21st 2022

Lovely beach, shame about lazy people who dont pick.up their dog poo. Both my husband & I stood in dog poo a couple of times, ALL WELL & GOOD LETTING DOGS ONTO THE BEACH….BUT PICK UP THE DOG POO!!!!!!!!!! Its not nice having to clean dog poo from shoes/feet.

Awesome beach

Mark Townend
Aug 26th 2021

Loads of parking, wonderful Sandy beach with gentle slope into sea. Useful sandwich shop and clean toilets. Perfect day out!

Sep 07th 2020

Studland Beach is now ruined. Dogs everywhere.

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