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Studland beach and Nature Reserve

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Address: Ferry Road | National Trust Area, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 450500
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely beaches

Took the ferry from Sandbanks. Stopped at various of the National trust beaches and felt like we are walking on an island. Clean and wide beaches and the cafe's offered good food.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Took the ferry from Sandbanks. Stopped at various of the National trust beaches and felt like we are walking on an island. Clean and wide beaches and the cafe's offered good food.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Good clean family beach, ice creams served on occasions, quiet peaceful and friendly. No body was forward and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

1 Thank Gary B
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

The best beach I've visited in England so far. It features a long stretch of powdery-sand beach and a huge shrubland/swamp area to explore. The restaurant by the beach serves great food as well. The area is peaceful and calm. It's a great place to escape from the stress of the bustling cities.

1 Thank Marcus R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Just stopped off whilst en route from Poole to Lulworth Cove. Lovely views and great beach even though dogs were allowed to run amok on it with no one taking notice. Will maybe stop for longer next time.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice sandy beach with a dune system running through to Poole harbour. Be aware that there is a section for nudists. Cafe does a good bacon sandwich and nice coffee - and has a wood burner for winter visitors

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Just past through from the Sandbanks Ferry on our way to Lulworth Cove and the Jurassic Coast but it looked lovely and clean and the public toilets were having a paint job.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

best ever experience to be repeated as many times as possible. very very special trip dramatic views, easy walking

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hampshire uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

visited with my Mum back in june last year loved the sweet making and the class blowing a bit to much money spent but we had a lovely day don't do fun fairs so didn't think much of that although the kids seem to like it. took some lovely picture of the Needles love the island

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We travelled by car to Studland which was easy to find. There is a booth to pay for parking on entry and reasonably priced at £4. Dogs are welcome but to be kept on a lead (not everyone adhered to that). We walked along the sandy beach towards Poole. There are chairs and sunbeds for hire. Great beach for children... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a hard one. The parking and cafe are really expensive but you can get the bus to go there which is good. The west end of the n=beach is very weedy and stinks. The east end of the beach is lovely but exposed. I go fishing there and have been going for many years. The NT control it... More 

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