The beaches of the Studland peninsula stretch from the boundary of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Old Harry Rocks north to Shell Bay, where a chain ferry provides a link to Poole and Bournemouth.

South Beach is the smallest and popular with locals, Middle Beach is sheltered by low cliffs while Knoll Beach, backed by a wilderness of dunes, which has wide open spaces.

All are ideal for families with gently shelving bathing waters, convenient parking and other facilities.

How to get there:

Studland Peninsula, near Corfe Castle and Swanage, Dorset. Knoll Beach is the best place to park.

Facilities:

Plenty of buoys to tie off to on route if a rest is needed.. toilets and cafe at Knoll beach, and Swanage has all needed facilities right on the beach front.

Hazards:

Strong tide when entering Swanage Bay and the rocks at Old Harry’s

Ins and Outs:

Studland/Knoll beach (one long beach just seperate names for some reason..lol) Swanage Bay

Notes:

As long as you don’t mind getting a bit muddy it is well worth the trip.

Overview:

Start on the beach, paddle through the popular bay toward and round the famous ‘Old Harry’s rocks…along the rockface for a mile or so, and into the suntrap of Swanage Bay. Coming round into Swanage

Location:

Studland

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