Prepare to get side-tracked on your way to the stunning beaches of Studland Bay as you drive through the charming Studland village.

Thatched house in Studland village

Its back roads meander around thatched cottages and past pretty gardens, and you’ll spot things for your must-do list as you go, whether that’s to spoil yourself with a meal at The Pig on the Beach, to book in a beach ride at Studland Stables or a table at the Bankes for a restorative drink after a day of walking, swimming or kayaking in the bay.

There is also a village shop where you can find all your daily and picnic essentials.

Signs for beach on Rectory Lane in Studland