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.

And (perhaps most importantly!) the National Trust shop and cafe is situated directly between these two sides, along with toilet facilities, kayak hire and dog water stations.

Parking

SatNav: S W Coast Path, Swanage BH19 3AH

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

There is no charge for National Trust members.