Middle Beach Studland Bay
Middle Beach Studland Bay
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • June A
    Surrey, United Kingdom2,758 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach but too many dogs
    I was here in October so out of season when the beach was a little quieter. All the Studland beaches are gorgeous - there form one continuous walk so you can easily walk the length of all of them. The problem for me was just too many dogs - I know they have a right to enjoy the beach but so do I and the sheer number of them running around and barking made it virtually impossible for me to do this - running up to you in the dunes minding your own business and barking at you. I am autistic and so don't like loud noises so this is really difficult to manage.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • JoJo
    Luton, United Kingdom969 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach, shallow waters
    We walked here from South beach all around to middle beach. South beach has toilets, and a small cafe called Joes bar. Lovely quiet spot. Middle beach is a little bigger and busier- some water sports available. Cafe and toilets. The water is lovely and shallow so perfect for paddling and small children. Dogs are allowed.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2024
  • jjandg
    Ashtead, United Kingdom124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Unspoilt Beach
    On a sunny day under blue skies it could be the Caribbean, unspoilt, driftwood and tree backed, natural and a lovely rustic NT cafe with fabulous views over to Old Harry Rocks. Shallow water and sandy. Look out for the Seahorse sculpture by a local artist.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2024
  • Annie E
    Bridgetown, Barbados4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sea seaweed baths is a must
    I love this part of the beach . Take you national trust card for free parking , easy access to calm waters . A short walk to the pub and the addition of the seaweed baths makes it perfect , the salt pig have a cafe there , what else could you want ? ( take your own wine ! )
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2024
  • adyval
    Long Eaton, United Kingdom959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st time visit
    1st tima visit on Wednesday 26th June 2024. Parke ok in Blue badge bay, close to beach and the facilities. The beach was lovely and great views and crowded at 10.15am, but it was very hot. Good toilet facilities, shop and cafe with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. We had a drink inside then later sat outside for a sarnie and cold drink. We would have stayed longer if we could have got a seat on the beach but do to mobility could not walk along the beach. Pleased we visited though.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2024
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adyval
Long Eaton, UK959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
1st tima visit on Wednesday 26th June 2024. Parke ok in Blue badge bay, close to beach and the facilities. The beach was lovely and great views and crowded at 10.15am, but it was very hot. Good toilet facilities, shop and cafe with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. We had a drink inside then later sat outside for a sarnie and cold drink. We would have stayed longer if we could have got a seat on the beach but do to mobility could not walk along the beach. Pleased we visited though.
Written 30 June 2024
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Annie E
Bridgetown, Barbados4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I love this part of the beach . Take you national trust card for free parking , easy access to calm waters . A short walk to the pub and the addition of the seaweed baths makes it perfect , the salt pig have a cafe there , what else could you want ? ( take your own wine ! )
Written 28 June 2024
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jjandg
Ashtead, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
On a sunny day under blue skies it could be the Caribbean, unspoilt, driftwood and tree backed, natural and a lovely rustic NT cafe with fabulous views over to Old Harry Rocks. Shallow water and sandy. Look out for the Seahorse sculpture by a local artist.
Written 21 June 2024
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JoJo
Luton, UK969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We walked here from South beach all around to middle beach. South beach has toilets, and a small cafe called Joes bar. Lovely quiet spot. Middle beach is a little bigger and busier- some water sports available. Cafe and toilets. The water is lovely and shallow so perfect for paddling and small children. Dogs are allowed.
Written 21 May 2024
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June A
Surrey, UK2,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I was here in October so out of season when the beach was a little quieter. All the Studland beaches are gorgeous - there form one continuous walk so you can easily walk the length of all of them. The problem for me was just too many dogs - I know they have a right to enjoy the beach but so do I and the sheer number of them running around and barking made it virtually impossible for me to do this - running up to you in the dunes minding your own business and barking at you. I am autistic and so don't like loud noises so this is really difficult to manage.
Written 20 September 2023
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Shelley
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful narrow beach with the most amazing shallow sea for as far as you can see, very calm and safe
Written 8 August 2022
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Fidelscastrol
Manila, Philippines875 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A haven for boat cruisers. Water quality? Generally great for swimming but can get packed and the main car park soon becomes full up. Best mid week. Friends advise hiring kayak to get close and personal with Great Harry Rocks. If you are feeling less energetic it's a great place to chill and suntan. Car park fee not worthy of a beach of this quality. Sand quality poor. Too many dogs so not ideal for families with small children. Not quite San Tropez.
Fidelscastrol.
Written 13 July 2022
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w0tcha
Ampthill, UK584 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
When I lived along the coast in Weymouth 40 years ago, Studland Bay was our beach of choice. As we were recently staying in Bournemouth and the weather forecast promised the hottest day of the month, we decided to revisit Studland.

We parked in the Middle Beach car park and paid the fairly pricey parking fee. Unloaded all our stuff and started to make our way over to the cliff path down to the beach itself. As we got nearer the cliff edge we noticed the disgusting smell – at first we assumed it was the line of portaloos strategically placed near the cliff edge. But once past them, the smell got even more overpowering. When we got to the top of the path we could see the entire waters edge was covered in rotting seaweed and not surprisingly the beach was empty. We decided to forfeit the parking fee and try somewhere else.

Unfortunately we tried Knoll Beach, which was little better although more brave souls seemed to be persevering on the beach. We eventually ended up at Sandbanks Beach, a far more pleasant experience.

I appreciate seaweed is a natural phenomenon but if the National Trust are going to charge fairly extortionate amounts to visit their properties, they should at least maintain them or put up signage to advise visitors before paying, that they may be disappointed with the experience.
Written 2 July 2022
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK969 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
i thought the views of Studland bay were much more impressive from the road as you drive towards the ferry. the beach is OK, but it is just a beach. Pretty enough, but not that memorable
Written 13 June 2022
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Shirley D
Norwich, UK100 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Cafe was old it hasn't changed in 30 years not very clean and top prices, just had a cup of tea and moved on quickly how people can sit outside with that smell yuk!
Written 15 May 2022
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