Studland - Shell Bay Beach

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Cafe, Toilets


Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Watersports

Nature and Wildlife

The extensive Studland Heath National Nature Reserve backs Shell Bay. There is also a pedestrian ferry to Brownsea Island where tern colonies and lagoons can be seen. Eighty hectares of this 202-hectare National Trust owned island is a nature reserve.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily.

Dog Information

Dog bylaws in force.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Swanage Tourist Information Centre Shore Road Swanage Tel: 01929 422885

How to find Studland - Shell Bay Beach

Dorset / Poole

Reached by road from Studland. or by ferry from Sandbanks.

Buses run from Bournemouth and Swanage to Shell Bay. Both of these towns have train stations. There is a ferry from Sandbanks to Shell Bay which carries people - foot/cycle and car passengers.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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