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She’ll Bay

We first came here around 25 years ago, when there was no visitor centre, cafe etc; It was idyllic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sevi b
Andover, United Kingdom
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Relaxing Lunch

Lucky to get a table in main resturant here without booking and before it closes for the winter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ferry Road, Studland Bay, Swanage BH19 3BA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first came here around 25 years ago, when there was no visitor centre, cafe etc; It was idyllic and equal to anything the Cote D’Azure had to offer (subject to weather, of course). It’s not the same now but, even so, it is still...More

1  Thank sevi b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky to get a table in main resturant here without booking and before it closes for the winter. Great location and relaxed atmosphere with exceptional food, a real gem 😀, going back next year to try the bistro .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing more we could have asked for from our visit to Shell Bay. The quality of the food is excellent and I would say good value for money.

Thank LEC001
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely natural beach in studland - just off from the chainlink ferry from sandbanks - the vast sandy beach could be in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean and well worth a visit

Thank Travel280418
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We all had fish as you would expect.The food was marvellous. The wine was OK as well. The internal mirrors were arranged so that you got the impression that the water was all around you.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Peaceful and friendly place to go to relax in the sunshine. No judgement and no discrimination. just turn up, get naked and relax on the sand or go for a nude swim in the sea.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Just had fantastic evening at Shell Bay. The food is mostly locally caught seafood and beautifully cooked. The location and views are heavenly. Service friendly and professional. Unpretentious and lovely vibe.

Thank Newportnobby
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Don’t forget a torch. We always visit once a year in the evening and walk on the deserted beach. If you are lucky you may see fireworks at Poole. This one of the best beaches.

Thank Vangocamper
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Because there is limited parking this beach has more space than Knoll Beach with lots going on in the channel between the beach and Sandbanks. Great beach for children and the sea is shallow too.

2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We went here for our last visit to Studland Bay. Hardly anyone on the beach a few dog walkers went past but apart from them very quiet. Not to far to the sea which was clear and inviting. No facilities apart from the toilets when...More

1  Thank MrsDisney2013
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Neha R
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Response from Jane G | Reviewed this property |
There are set Bbq areas on middle beach and there bbqs anytime.