Studland & the Local Area of Purbeck

Studland is situated on The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. This part of our coastline is recognised as a World Heritage Site as the Jurassic Coast. 185 million years of the earth history can be traced here!

The miles of dramatic coast is dotted with fantastic sites to visit. Studland Bay in the north is the start of the coastal path on Purbeck and one can enjoy the long sandy beaches. The heath land behind the beach is home to many rare species of birds and reptiles.

On the coastal path towards Swanage there are dramatic views of Old Harry's Rocks and splendid sea views on both sides.

Swanage with it's sandy beach is a popular holiday destination and is with a 10min drive or a pleasant rural walk from Sea Cottage. Just South of Swanage is Durlston Country Park which is a great place to explore and enjoy a good picnic. The park is famous for the sea birds that nest in the cliffs and dolphins are occasionally spotted in the water.

Heading into the heart of Purbeck takes you to Corfe Castle. The castle is well worth a visit and offers panoramic views of Purbeck. Many visitors, however, simply enjoy the charms of the village of Corfe Castle with the old fashioned shops and cafes.

Eating & Drinking

The Bankes Arms in Studland is home to a beer festival every summer. They even make their own ale. The pub food has a good range of local fish dishes as well good pub classics.

More pubs, restaurants & attractions in Purbeck can be found on www.thepurbecks.co.uk

Monkey World is not far away either and makes a fantastic day out for the young at heart! You may have seen it on it's own TV series.