If you love Studland’s beaches but would prefer a more ‘local’ vibe head to South Beach. It still benefits from the safe, shallow waters that Knoll Beach offers, but it’s a little more secluded and rugged.

South Beach also offers stunning views across to Old Harry Rocks. There is a path that leads up to the iconic chalk stalks direct from the beach – it’s fairly easy and takes around half an hour.

Boats and people in the water at South Beach

South Beach is popular with kayakers and paddle boarders due to its relatively calm, shallow water. It also has a designated safe swimming area.

People walking on the beach at South Beach in Studland

Good to know…

South Beach has a small cafe hut, which sells hot and cold snacks and drinks.

There are no public toilets at South Beach – the nearest one is on Watery Lane.