A beautiful beach, wildlife, nature
It is a pity that I could not go on a walk and explore more
I did not nearly spend enough time there, but what I saw was great :-)
From Bournemouth, I did a guided tour to visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and Corfe Castle. The itinerary was: Ferry from Poole Harbour to the Isle of Purbeck - Studland Beach - Swanage - cliff top walk at Durlston Country Park - Corfe Castle - Kimmeridge (fossil hunting) - Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Man O'War. It was a beautiful day and I...more
Studland Beach is formed of different sections, namely Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach. The stretch where we stopped was Knoll Beach. It is something like the main part, because there is an information point, a BBQ area, bathrooms, a parking lot, a small shop and a first aid room. Most of this was closed on this morning in...more
In the beginning of the Jurassic Coast day trip, we took the ferry from Poole Harbour to the Isle of Purbeck in order to get to Studland and further. Poole Harbour is a large natural harbour and with 36squ.km, it is one of the biggest in the world. Our guide told as that it is second only to Sydney Harbour - I am not sure because there are...more
From the beach in Studland, you can see Old Harry Rocks, two big chalk stacks that you can see from almost every point at the coast in this region. I took another picture from Bournemouth, where they were also visible very well.Old Harry Rocks are located on the Isle of Purbeck and they form the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast - this...more
We took the steam train into Corfe and visited the castle. We did this the last time we were here, but it was in a driving rain storm. This time we walked around to the visitor center which was very nice. We also ate our lunch on the grass inside the castle walls. After we'd seen all we wanted to, we took the train back to Swanage,more
A pleasant place for a visit Summer or Winter.The cafe is situated almost on the beach and is in a lovely location overlooking the sea.The cafe serves a full menu be it breakfast,lunch or tea,as well as a variety of drinks,alcoholic or non alcoholic.Seating is available inside or outside the cafe.During the Winter months the cafe has a nice wood burner going which gives it a really cosy feel.
Sandbanks ferry is a chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole harbour in Dorset.The route connects Sandbanks with Studland and in doing so avoids a 25 mile journey by road.The ferry runs from 7am until 11pm and the normal service departs every 20 mins from each terminal.Tolls : Cars £3.50p,Pedestrians £1 (one way charge only,from Sandbanks...more
We went to the ferry, to take us across to Studland.It is a brief, 7 minute ferry journey, and it was a pity the weather wasnt playing along, as I am sure we missed out on a lot of lovely scenery.We waited about 15 minutes for the ferry to arrive at our side, and all the cars drove on. It took many cars! It was about £3 per car, you pay double if...more
You can catch a ferry to Studland and the crossing time is only about 5 minutes. It feels a bit like somebody did not want to put up a bridge across a river. The ferry is very frequent, however, you might experience some queues. The crossing costs around 2,60 £.more
Luggage and bags:
Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
A nice place to visit is the village of Studland in Dorset where you can take the walk out to Old Harry Rocks.When you get to Studland village (coming from Corfe Castle direction) take a right turn at the crossroads and follow the road until you come to the Bankes Arms hotel.Next to the hotel you will find a National Trust car park,parking £4 all...more
Studland is renowned for its absolutely spectacular white chalky cliffs! I have a very hazy photo of a partial part of the cliff only unfortunately. Weather was really bad and it just didn't make sense to take the trek to the best cliff vantage points, to not be able to see much.We will definatly come here again to take full advantage of the...more
Here you can find a map of the area and the walks around the Nature Reserve. However, when you arrive at the Nature Reserve you will also find maps that will help you to find your way.http://www.sustrans.org.uk/default.asp?sRegion=The_West_Country&map.x=-1.94907559067981&map.y=50.650592799462&bLarge=&nZoom=2&sPan=Nmore