Stretching from Old Harry Rocks at the tip of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the Studland Bay beaches sweep north to Shell Bay, providing four miles of sheltered shoreline.
A short stroll through the hotel gardens towards the Dorset coast and you’ll feel the white sand of Middle Beach beneath your feet, which stretches up to Knoll Beach in the north. Part of the National Trust nature reserve, the whole of Studland Bay is serene and unspoilt. From here you can try your hand at water sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing, cast a line and relax, or simply take a dip in the clear sea. Looking out to the south you can see the chalky headlands of Old Harry Rocks, where the Jurassic Coast begins.
At the southern end of bay you’ll find South Beach, a sandy cove with sheltered, shallow waters, great for children and family days out. Backed by steep hills to the south, this beach is best earlier in the day, as it catches the sunlight shining from the east. This is a dog-friendly beach all year round, though please keep your dogs on leads during the summer season.