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