Studland Knoll House

Dorset

Studland Knoll House
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Studland Bay has four miles of white sand backed by sand dunes. At the northern end of the bay is a naturist beach. The beach forms part of the Studland National Nature Reserve.

Activities

Pedaloes, surf boards and kayaks can be hired at the beach. The beach is also good for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. There is zoning for swimming only.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coastal Path runs along the entire beach. The Studland Heath National Nature Reserve covers the whole peninsula. Leaflets are available from the National Trust on request.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

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.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Studland Knoll House

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Car park nearby - a charge applies for non-National Trust members. Disabled spaces at Knoll car park.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs welcome.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

None.