The most famous and popular of Studland Bay’s beaches has a large car park for exploring everything Knoll Beach has to offer.

There are two main areas of Knoll Beach car park – if you’re looking to stay for a day out at this gloriously long and sandy beach, head to the right as you come in, or if you’re after a ramble through the woodland or sand dunes, or attending an event at the discovery centre, head to the left.

The National Trust shop and café is situated directly between these two sides, along with toilet facilities, kayak hire and dog water stations.

Directions and parking

How to get to Knoll Beach car park

By car

For your SatNav: BH19 3AH

Knoll Beach car park is located down Hardy’s Road, just off Ferry Road – the main road into Studland, from both Swanage and Sandbanks.

By bus

The beach is also served by the No 50 Purbeck Breezer bus, which runs between Swanage and Bournemouth.

Note that all vehicular access from Bournemouth and Poole is via the Sandbanks chain ferry.

Parking prices

Parking costs from £4 for two hours in peak summer months, but does vary seasonally,

There is no charge for National Trust members – simply scan your membership card.