Studland - Knoll Beach
Knoll beach forms the southern end of Studland Bay’s 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 Shell Bay, is a naturist beach.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are welcome all year; 1 October - 30 April there are no restrictions. 1 April - 30 September dogs on a short lead (max 2m).
- Diving & snorkelling
- Good fishing
- Wind surfing
- Disabled facilities
OS grid ref.
SZ 0348 8408
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.
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Studland - Knoll Beach Reviews
Mark TownendAug 26th 2021
Loads of parking, wonderful Sandy beach with gentle slope into sea. Useful sandwich shop and clean toilets. Perfect day out!
INEZ ELLWAYMay 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.
Questionable Water Quality
JimJul 30th 2022
My wife and I visited Knoll Beach on Thursday (the evening) and Friday (just about the whole day) 28th & 29th July 2022.
We dipped but didn’t swim as we were sure we could see what appeared to be a lot of shredded toilet along most of the beach fronting the main access points. One “lump” of something was also spotted but we didn’t investigate closely!
I walked north along the beach for about 20 minutes and evidence of the “toilet paper” reduced to almost nothing at the furthest point along the nudist beach.
Studland Beach is now ruined. Dogs everywhere.