National Nature Reserve of dune, heath, woodland and wetland fringed with miles of sandy beach, a section of which is for naturists. Bird hides overlook Little Sea.

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  • Owned/managed by: The National Trust/Natural England
  • Grid reference:SZ035835
  • Location: Studland
  • Access information: Disabled access
    No dogs allowed
    Horse riding on beach by permit
    No jet skis
    Wide range of opportunities for education groups
    Studland Environmental Centre
    Leaflets and information sheets available
  • What can I see there? Heathland bird species, reptiles and winter water birds at Little Sea and Poole Harbour.
  • Opening hours: All year
  • Transport links: Buses from Knoll and Shell Bay
    Chain ferry Shell Bay to Sandbanks
    Large car parks (charges apply)
  • Contact: National Trust Education Office 01929 480609

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