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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Dogs allowed but on a lead 1 May to 30 Sept
Shell Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain over the weekend, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->200% 47% 4 mph
5:11 am 9:00 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 23rd
12->1810% 65% 7 mph
5:10 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 24th
13->200% 58% 3 mph
5:09 am 9:03 pmFoggy in the morning.Thursday, May 25th
13->200% 32% 6 mph
5:08 am 9:04 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
14->210% 4% 14 mph
5:07 am 9:05 pmBreezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
14->1971% 41% 18 mph
5:06 am 9:06 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
14->1769% 47% 8 mph
5:05 am 9:07 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
12->171% 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area