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Studland Knoll House

Dorset

Studland Bay has four miles of white sand backed by sand dunes. At the northern end of the bay is a naturist beach. The beach forms part of the Studland National Nature Reserve.

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Water Quality

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

View latest results and any daily forecasts here

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities

Food availableToiletsShopsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

There are four car parks, with varying prices throughout the year. Disabled spaces at Knoll car park.

Dog restrictions

Dogs restrictions apply 1st May to 30th September dogs on leads

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Pedaloes. surf boards and kayaks can be hired at the beach. The beach is also good for swimming. sailing. windsurfing. snorkelling and fishing. There is zoning for swimming only.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coastal Path runs along the entire beach. The Studland Heath National Nature Reserve covers the whole peninsula. Leaflets are available from the National Trust on request. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

Find out more about designated bathing waters here.

What is water quality?

Bathing water quality refers to the amount of bacteria present in the sea, which can vary from beach to beach, and can change daily, even on the same beach. High levels of bacteria can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works and storm overflows or run-off from agricultural and urban areas.

Water quality is usually reduced for 24 to 72 hours after heavy rainfall.

Annual result

2014: projected excellent

At the end of this summer, beaches will be classified with new standards that use four years of sample data. The projected result above shows how the beach would have been rated last year if the new standards had been used, using data from 2011 to 2014. What does this mean?

The new standards don't need to be used until the end of this summer - in 2014 this beach was classified as:

2014: guideline

How the new and old standards compare

Latest info

Check for daily pollution forecasts and the latest sample results here

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Studland Knoll House

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Studland Knoll House

Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Ham Common - 18 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Bournemouth - 20 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Holes Bay - 20 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Knoll Beach - 20 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Ham Common - 20 Sep 2015
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Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Studland Knoll House

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lucy Fullard
on 29 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Garrett
on 26 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jason Marks
on 23 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anna Pickett
on 23 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by James Kundert
on 23 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Debbie Wilson
on 22 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rebecca Randle
on 22 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alexander Churchill
on 20 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kirsteen Marton
on 18 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Woods
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Danny Sheath
on 16 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Christison
on 16 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Hopkins
on 16 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jane Wright
on 15 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lydia Mashin
on 15 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Thomas Carter
on 14 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by S Heys
on 12 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Conway
on 12 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Monique Cooper
on 12 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alicia Mateos
on 11 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amanda and thomas Page
on 11 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tamasine Whitbread
on 11 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alex Scott
on 10 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lindsay Packham
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lee Oliver
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sean Phillips
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robert Bamber
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Wayne Billings
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Bell
on 8 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anna Young
on 6 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Annette Bosher
on 31 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julia Monk
on 31 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Allandt Bik-elliott
on 30 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Beth Masterson
on 30 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Holland
on 30 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jason Marks
on 26 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tony Short
on 25 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by A Merritt
on 24 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jojo Southgate
on 23 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emily Johns
on 22 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marian Dawkins
on 18 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amanda Adams
on 17 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Christison
on 17 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dylan Hampson-vaughan
on 17 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marc Baldwin
on 16 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Krista Dadford
on 16 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sharon Snelgrove
on 15 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amanda Adams
on 14 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michelle Harbord
on 11 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Abby Armitage
on 10 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Heather King
on 7 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joanne Richards
on 7 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Claire Hodson
on 7 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Cochrane
on 6 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Justine Plumridge
on 5 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sally Bosisto
on 5 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carol David
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julian Wardlaw
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kimberley Johnson
on 3 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tara Quinn
on 3 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emily Kelly
on 1 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Louis Bone
on 30 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jamie Old
on 30 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Steve Ronald
on 30 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kathryn Coombes
on 29 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lawrence Mizen
on 29 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jojo Southgate
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dick Rose
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Colin Parnell
on 26 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dan Lake
on 25 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ken Ryder
on 25 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Clare Hulbert
on 25 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ian Wadsworth
on 24 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robert Sluka
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Bolden
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Stuart Fulcher
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Heidee Hallam
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Cude
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Katherine Courtauld
on 19 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lianne Cook
on 18 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kerrie Osborne
on 15 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Ryan
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joss Waterfall
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lucas Jones
on 12 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alice Hall
on 12 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Margaret Miller
on 11 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Trevor Ashworth
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Neil Young
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nikola Kripe
on 8 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robert Bamber
on 7 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sally Small
on 7 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jess Vowles
on 6 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Oliver Anwyll
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jo Gibbs
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vikki Ekema
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anastasia Gardner
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Barrs
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rod Jacksoon
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amy Crumpler
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Leigh Barlow
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paddy Ohanlon
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mitzi Chase
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jackie Gordon
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Lawrence
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rochelle Lear
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Aldous Rees
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Maria Lees
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Ping
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nadine Riegelhof
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Gooch
on 1 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anthony Fox
on 1 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jason Marks
on 3 Sep 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Steve H
on 31 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michelle Ede
on 31 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tim Aves
on 30 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Munday
on 29 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mark Prosho
on 28 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mark Whitelock
on 28 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Christopher
on 28 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Christopher
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joe Moxham
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Christison
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paddy Ohanlon
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Domonie Moody
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Christison
on 26 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Christopher
on 26 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by V m Brenton
on 26 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicole Chappell
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracy Ashley
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lesley Moore
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tom Baker
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Martyn Bellwood
on 24 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ian Fry
on 24 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ann Harden
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Laker
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by John Hourston
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Avis Ashbrooke
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jon Tribbeck
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter O'reilly
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mr Parker
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Patrick Cavanagh
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Langley
on 23 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amanda King
on 22 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sara Pearce
on 22 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tom Marshall
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Holly Wise
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Janice Butcher
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jonathan Howe
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jacqueline Coleman
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michelle Cutler
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Janet Denny
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lindsey Aldington
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kathleen Eyre
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Mills
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ceidih Byrne
on 19 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracy Ashley
on 18 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sam Rouse
on 18 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gary Butcher
on 17 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Ward
on 17 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robbie Cake
on 17 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michael Lanham
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracy Ashley
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Bernard Lyford
on 13 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Stephen Dawson
on 13 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michael Ritchie
on 8 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Thomson
on 8 May 2015

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