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“Clean beach”
Review of Shell Bay

Shell Bay
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Lovely clean beach with easy access from the road. Gentle shelved beach into the sea. Relatively empty in June, which is amazing.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just not sure about the naturists - no very well signposted. Area is quite stunning and the beach is dog friendly!

Thank DianeandJames
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

One of the best beaches you'll find, beautiful sand and safe swimming. Close to Bournemouth and an easy bus journey with the ferry included in the ticket price. The chain ferry as a foot passenger costs just £1 return and is part of the fun of getting there. If you fancy revealing all, there's a naturist area. Be warned and keep applying the sunscreen, otherwise you'll be leaving with pink bits. I was there last weekend, the sun is already strong and there's not much shade. Enjoy!

2  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Was a wedding reception so not the normal menu, all i know is is that i had the best battered fish I've ever had there

Thank WozLondon
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

What a fantastic Place thanks to the National Trust Staff and Volunteers. Miles of clean Sand, sound of the surf and fresh air. Good car parking facilities, toilets, NT shop and Cafe at Knoll Beach. Best to visit in term time and out of season as very crowded in Summer but I'm sure you will find a little space. No shade so you will need a sun umbrella and windbreak. There is a nudist area -well signed for part of the beach so be forewarned if this is not for you. There are dog restriction and horse riding times for being on the beach. Lots of rubbish bins along the length. Enid Blyton wrote her Famous five books whilst staying at the Knoll Beach Hotel opposite and i don't think its changed since back in the 50's. From Knoll Beach to the ferry at Poole its about an hours walk. £1.00 return for foot passengers on the chain link ferry. NT cafes serves good coffee and food at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit.

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