Middle Beach Studland Bay
Middle Beach Studland Bay
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • June A
    Surrey, United Kingdom2,757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach but too many dogs
    I was here in October so out of season when the beach was a little quieter. All the Studland beaches are gorgeous - there form one continuous walk so you can easily walk the length of all of them. The problem for me was just too many dogs - I know they have a right to enjoy the beach but so do I and the sheer number of them running around and barking made it virtually impossible for me to do this - running up to you in the dunes minding your own business and barking at you. I am autistic and so don't like loud noises so this is really difficult to manage.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • JoJo
    Luton, United Kingdom974 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach, shallow waters
    We walked here from South beach all around to middle beach. South beach has toilets, and a small cafe called Joes bar. Lovely quiet spot. Middle beach is a little bigger and busier- some water sports available. Cafe and toilets. The water is lovely and shallow so perfect for paddling and small children. Dogs are allowed.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2024
  • jjandg
    Ashtead, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Unspoilt Beach
    On a sunny day under blue skies it could be the Caribbean, unspoilt, driftwood and tree backed, natural and a lovely rustic NT cafe with fabulous views over to Old Harry Rocks. Shallow water and sandy. Look out for the Seahorse sculpture by a local artist.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2024
  • Annie E
    Bridgetown, Barbados4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sea seaweed baths is a must
    I love this part of the beach . Take you national trust card for free parking , easy access to calm waters . A short walk to the pub and the addition of the seaweed baths makes it perfect , the salt pig have a cafe there , what else could you want ? ( take your own wine ! )
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2024
  • adyval
    Long Eaton, United Kingdom966 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st time visit
    1st tima visit on Wednesday 26th June 2024. Parke ok in Blue badge bay, close to beach and the facilities. The beach was lovely and great views and crowded at 10.15am, but it was very hot. Good toilet facilities, shop and cafe with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. We had a drink inside then later sat outside for a sarnie and cold drink. We would have stayed longer if we could have got a seat on the beach but do to mobility could not walk along the beach. Pleased we visited though.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2024
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Ampthill, UK584 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
When I lived along the coast in Weymouth 40 years ago, Studland Bay was our beach of choice. As we were recently staying in Bournemouth and the weather forecast promised the hottest day of the month, we decided to revisit Studland.

We parked in the Middle Beach car park and paid the fairly pricey parking fee. Unloaded all our stuff and started to make our way over to the cliff path down to the beach itself. As we got nearer the cliff edge we noticed the disgusting smell – at first we assumed it was the line of portaloos strategically placed near the cliff edge. But once past them, the smell got even more overpowering. When we got to the top of the path we could see the entire waters edge was covered in rotting seaweed and not surprisingly the beach was empty. We decided to forfeit the parking fee and try somewhere else.

Unfortunately we tried Knoll Beach, which was little better although more brave souls seemed to be persevering on the beach. We eventually ended up at Sandbanks Beach, a far more pleasant experience.

I appreciate seaweed is a natural phenomenon but if the National Trust are going to charge fairly extortionate amounts to visit their properties, they should at least maintain them or put up signage to advise visitors before paying, that they may be disappointed with the experience.
Written 2 July 2022
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Dulwich100
London, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
Went on a beautiful sunny morning : we are national trust members and the car park didn’t read the QR code on the cards . Alternative is coins only ! No card reader
Went down to the beach via the cafe : they only take cash !
Went down to the beach : stank of rotting seaweed

Went onto Knoll Beach ; Excellent : car park read the QR codes . The cafe envisaged contactless payments and the beach was clean and provided deckchairs .
Written 25 June 2021
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eloorg
Hampshire, UK525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Middle beach, in my opinion, is the best bit of Studland bay, as it has the shallowest sea and so much more of the beach becomes available at low tide. It is also one of the more sheltered areas for water sports and has its own facilities (toilets, cafe, ice cream hut) nearby, despite the main visitors centre only being a 3 minute walk down the beach away. Smaller car park than other areas though, which does fill quickly on good days.
Written 27 August 2021
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Gill B
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Lovely sandy beach but not wide at all and FAR FAR too busy in the hot weather. Impossible to social distance. We got there at 9am when the car park opened and were the second family on the beach so had the pick of spots. It filled up very quickly - it was fine in the water (which is just amazing - warm and shallow for what seems like miles)but through the morning, more and more people kept arriving, even though the beach was packed and they probably should have turned round. The final straw was one family pitching their sun tent literally 5cm from ours, so we upped and left. Everyone was ignoring the one way paths to and from the beach, and the zig zag up is very narrow. Will definitely return at a quieter time, preferably when covid has done one.
Written 13 August 2020
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jjandg
Ashtead, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
On a sunny day under blue skies it could be the Caribbean, unspoilt, driftwood and tree backed, natural and a lovely rustic NT cafe with fabulous views over to Old Harry Rocks. Shallow water and sandy. Look out for the Seahorse sculpture by a local artist.
Written 21 June 2024
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Nikki B
Watford, UK611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice beach to walk along on an autumn day. There was a lot of seaweed on it to begin with near the Middle Beach Cafe. I couldn’t find a nice place to sit to eat my bacon sandwich and drink my coffee but as you walked further on it improved. There are restaurants and toilets further up, that one is called South Beach which I think I prefer.
Written 23 October 2020
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Annie E
Bridgetown, Barbados4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
I love this part of the beach . Take you national trust card for free parking , easy access to calm waters . A short walk to the pub and the addition of the seaweed baths makes it perfect , the salt pig have a cafe there , what else could you want ? ( take your own wine ! )
Written 28 June 2024
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June A
Surrey, UK2,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I was here in October so out of season when the beach was a little quieter. All the Studland beaches are gorgeous - there form one continuous walk so you can easily walk the length of all of them. The problem for me was just too many dogs - I know they have a right to enjoy the beach but so do I and the sheer number of them running around and barking made it virtually impossible for me to do this - running up to you in the dunes minding your own business and barking at you. I am autistic and so don't like loud noises so this is really difficult to manage.
Written 20 September 2023
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adyval
Long Eaton, UK966 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
1st tima visit on Wednesday 26th June 2024. Parke ok in Blue badge bay, close to beach and the facilities. The beach was lovely and great views and crowded at 10.15am, but it was very hot. Good toilet facilities, shop and cafe with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. We had a drink inside then later sat outside for a sarnie and cold drink. We would have stayed longer if we could have got a seat on the beach but do to mobility could not walk along the beach. Pleased we visited though.
Written 30 June 2024
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JoJo
Luton, UK974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We walked here from South beach all around to middle beach. South beach has toilets, and a small cafe called Joes bar. Lovely quiet spot. Middle beach is a little bigger and busier- some water sports available. Cafe and toilets. The water is lovely and shallow so perfect for paddling and small children. Dogs are allowed.
Written 21 May 2024
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