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Studland Knoll House

Photograph: Dave Butlin

© Copyright Dave Butlin and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Swanage, Dorset

Lat/Long

50.7N 2.0W
 

The 2014 bathing season has finished and we’re busy collating the latest results. Our current results are from 2013.

Water quality

Please note that the 2014 bathing season has now finished. Our current results use samples taken between May and
September 2013 and we are working to update these with results from 2014. Thank you for your patience while we do this.

The Good Beach Guide uses water sampling data collected by the UK environment agencies and local authorities
during the previous summer (i.e. Good Beach Guide classifications for 2014 are based on results of samples taken
during summer 2013) to assess water quality at beaches against the following standards, from best to worst water quality:

MCS Recommended – excellent water quality

Guideline – higher water quality

Mandatory – minimum water quality

Fail – did not meet the minimum water quality standard

Our standards are based on the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC), but our results are not the same as those
published by the UK Government and devolved administrations. We award some beaches our MCS Recommended
standard for excellent water quality and we include any UK beach sampled for water quality, even those not legally
required to comply with the Directive’s standards.

Please note: Storms, floods and heavy rain can lead to short term water pollution.

See our ‘How we recommend beaches’ page to find out more about our water quality standards.

MCS Recommended
2014: MCS Recommended
2013: MCS Recommended
2012: MCS Recommended
2011: MCS Recommended
2010: MCS Recommended
2009: MCS Recommended

Local sewage outflows

Sewage discharges which may be affecting the water quality at this beach.
See "How we recommend beaches" to find out more about sewage treatment.
No known local discharges

European designated bathing water

Every summer, water quality is assessed at popular UK beaches which have been designated as bathing waters
under the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). Water samples are also sometimes taken on beaches
which are not officially designated as bathing waters. At these beaches the regular sampling of the water is not
a legal requirement, but is instead carried out on a voluntary basis by the beach owner or local authority.
yes

Lifeguarded

no No lifeguard service
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.

Beach type

Sand

Local facilities

Food, toilets, shops, litter bins, slipway
FoodToiletsShopsLitter BinsSlipwayParking

Litter

Beach cleaned daily

Parking

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

Things to do

Pedaloes. surf boards and canoes can be hired at the beach. The beach is also good for swimming. sailing. windsurfing. snorkelling and fishing. There is zoning for water sports activities.

Wildlife & 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.

Animal restrictions

Dogs not allowed June 1st to September 30th
This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety page or contact the local beach operator for further information.

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Tide times by www.tidetimes.org.uk

Please observe local weather conditions and sea state to stay safe at the beach.

Information provided by the Environment Agency. We use this data to produce our water quality information, but our results use information from the previous year, so our results for 2014 are the same as the Environment Agency’s results for 2013. For more info see how we recommend beaches.

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