Marine Conservation Society's annual Good Beach Guide 2009 Rating: Recommended (highest water quality standard)
Studland Nude Beach Essentials
- Description: It is fine sand, backed by dunes and a large nature reserve. The nudist area is well marked with National Trust signs and the sea is usually calm. Studland Beach is a nude beach that is popular with people of all ages and with families.
- Facilities: There is a mobile refreshment kiosk parked in the middle of the nudist beach as well as a floating ice cream vendor who sails along the beach. Dress is optional for both. The Knoll Beach parking lot has a National Trust Visitor Centre with showers, a shop, toilets and restaurant. Balloon tire wheelchairs are available for the beach.
- Warnings: This is an official nudist beach and National Trust Wardens patrol discreetly. There have, apparently been reports of some unacceptable behavior in the dunes so nude beach goers are advised to stay on the open beach.
- Getting there A car ferry from Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset, crosses to Shell Bay. Drivers can also head for Swanage on the A351, turning left toward Corfe Castle on the B3351 to Studland. Follow the signs to the Knoll Beach car park. The nude beach is a 10 minute walk from the Knoll Beach car park and is well marked. Wiltshire & Dorset buses (150 and 152) travel between Poole or Bournmouth and Studland.