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Pictures of Studland

in the county of Dorset

Banks Arms, Studland
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About Studland

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust.

Studland lies between Swanage and Poole Harbour, it is marked out by the slender chalk pillars off The Foreland, these include Old Harry and his near neighbour, known as Old Harry's Wife, these have stood silent witness to centuries of turbulent seas and shipwreck, but sadly both are showing signs of erosion caused by the sea. None-the-less, they remain an impressive coastal feature at the end of ribbon of tall cliffs.

The village of Studland is noted for its quiet unspoilt character and its interesting Norman church dedicated to St.Nicholas of Myra. Leafy lanes, leading to the beaches hide picturesque cottages as well as superb Victorian residences which have been converted to provide luxury hotel accommodation. Facilities in the village include a combined general store and post office, and a pub.

Pathways provide links to Swanage and dramatic Ballard Cliff above Ballard Point, and for visitors who like to spend time away from the beaches, where better to wander than along coastal pathways sided by sweet scented meadows. This is grand walking country, from Studland you can take the South West Coast Path and roam freely whilst enjoying the drama of the sea and beautiful countryside.

Things to do include; walking, swimming, sailing or enjoy a boat trip, fossil hunting, bird watching, and for the sporty there is the opportunity to indulge in golf or horse riding.

Places to visit include; Isle of Purbeck, The Jurassic Coast, Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle, The Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Swanage, Kingston Lacy, Shell Bay and the famous Old Harry Rocks.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Studland

Studland Bay, in Dorset, is the only known breeding ground in the UK for the spiney and short- snouted sea horse.

Studland Beach, in Dorset, has been used by naturists for nearly 100 years. Two of its naturist visitors were author George Bernhard Shaw and children's authoress Enid Blyton. With her familiarity of the area, the nearby village of Studland was the basis for Toytown in her Noddy books and used again in her Famous Five stories.

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Swanage (245 Pictures)

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(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction S of Studland)

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in the county of Dorset

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction N of Studland)

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(3.1 miles, 5.1 km, direction W)


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Tall Trees Guest Wing in Swanage, Dorset, England

Tall Trees Guest Wing

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction SW)
Tall Trees Guest Wing offers pet-friendly accommodation in Swanage. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Every room includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels....
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The Barn in Swanage, Dorset, England

The Barn

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction SW)
Set 2 miles from Swanage, The Barn offers a garden with BBQ and self-catering accommodation set in a restored barn. On site parking is free....
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The Pines Hotel in Swanage, Dorset, England3 stars

The Pines Hotel

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction S)
Stunning sea views are offered at this cliff-top hotel overlooking Swanage Bay. With private steps down to the beach, The Pines provides free parking and full English breakfasts....
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Swanage Haven Boutique B&B in Swanage, Dorset, England5 stars

Swanage Haven Boutique B&B

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction S)
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Danesfort Guest House in Swanage, Dorset, England3 stars

Danesfort Guest House

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)
Set just a 1-minute walk to the beach, and 11 km from Corfe Castle in Swanage, Danesfort Guest House features free WiFi access and free private parking. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. ...
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The Castleton Hotel in Swanage, Dorset, England4 stars

The Castleton Hotel

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)
The Castleton Hotel is set on Swanage’s seafront, just 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and pier. Offering a lounge with sea views, this traditional seaside property is 100 metres from the ne...
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The Sandhaven in Swanage, Dorset, England3 stars

The Sandhaven

Swanage, Dorset, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)
Situated in the coastal town of Swanage, The Sandhaven offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking for all guests. Less than a 2-minute stroll from the beach and panoramic views of Swanage Bay, S...
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Nearby travel help

Parkstone Station(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction N)
Poole Station(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction N)
Bournemouth Airport(11.0 miles, 17.7 km, direction NE)
M27 Junction 1(24.9 miles, 40.0 km, direction NE)
M27 Junction 2(28.0 miles, 45.0 km, direction NE)
Southampton Airport(33.8 miles, 54.4 km, direction NE)
Studland to London(99.4 miles, 160.0 km, direction NE)