Shell Bay Beach

Shell Bay Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Shell Bay beach is the first beach on the Studland Peninsula, Isle of Purbeck, at the mouth of Poole Harbour.

    From Shell Beach you have the wide sweeping Studland Bay and the Studland National Nature Reserve. You can also take a pedestrian ferry to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour.

    There is a designated naturist area between Shell Bay and Knoll Beach.

    Facilities include parking, toilets, restaurant and Cafe.

    Shell Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs allowed but on a lead 1 May to 30 Sept

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Swanage, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Shell Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain over the weekend, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:11 am    9:00 pm
    Tuesday, May 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:10 am    9:01 pm

    Wednesday, May 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  58%   3 mph
      5:09 am    9:03 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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       0%  32%   6 mph
      5:08 am    9:04 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  4%   14 mph
      5:07 am    9:05 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       71%  41%   18 mph
      5:06 am    9:06 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       69%  47%   8 mph
      5:05 am    9:07 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       1%  76%   4 mph
      5:04 am    9:09 pm

  • Shell Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Shell Bay Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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