I chose South Beach for this spring re-visit and was handsomely rewarded, the beach feeling within touching distance of Old Harry Rocks, here on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Studland Bay is of prime scientific importance for marine life, being a breeding ground for cuttlefish and sea horses, who graze on the sea grass here, while holding on to it with their tails. The beach had a tranquil, laconic feel on this occasion, but landslips behind the beach were evidence of stormier days and the recent very wet winter. Highly recommended.
What the beach means to Wendy and Nigel.
A tranquil scene at South Beach, Studland Bay.
Made up of Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach, Studland Bay is popular all year round, helped by its proximity to Poole and the chain ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. It stretches from just past the ferry, all the way round to Old Harry Rocks and includes a designated naturist area. The wide sweeping sandy beaches are ideal for swimming, water sports, sailing and diving. The water quality is good.
Chris’ perspective on the beach and family memories.
The view in both directions from Middle Beach.