Studland, Swanage, The Purbeck Hills & Dorset
Studland bay boasts 3 miles of beautiful sandy beaches with safe bathing, cafes, National Trust shops and watersports.
Studland Village has a quaint village shop and post office. Nearby is the historic St Nicholas Church and Bankes Arms Pub overlooking South Beach. Studland Stables offer beach and heathland riding and just over 1 mile away is the renowned Isle of Purbeck Golf Club. There are some great opportunities for hiking along the South West Coastal Path, Britains Longest National Trail, which begins at South Haven Point, Studland.
For nature-lovers the area is unrivalled, Studland Heath, the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour offer some of the finest birdwatching sites in the country. Durlston Country Park is recognised as one of the best places to see dolphins in the UK. Sika and roe deer freely roam throughout the village, and all six British Reptiles can be found on Studland Heath.
For the more adventurous, windsurfing equipment, RYA approved tuition and powerboat and RIB handling courses are provided by local watersports companies in Studland and outdoor centres also offering abseiling, ropes courses, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
The Isle of Purbeck is renowned for its scenery and picturesque towns and villages. Within a few miles, are the beautiful villages of Corfe Castle, Worth Matravers, Lulworth and the lost village of Tyneham, as well as the charming small towns of Swanage and Wareham. Bournemouth and Poole, across the mouth of Poole Harbour, are easily accessible via the Studland/Sandbanks Ferry.
Popular visitor destinations such as Dorchester, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Milton Abbas, Abbotsbury, and the Cerne Abbas Giant are within an hour’s drive. The Jurassic Coast, the UK’s first natural World Heritage site, runs for 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks, Studland.