Sun, sea and sand at Studland Bay
Situated on the coast of southern England, looking out to the English Channel, Studland is a popular holiday destination because of its stunning bay. Managed by the National Trust, this sprawling beach stretches for four miles along the coast - making it the perfect place to settle down for a day in the sun. Looking for something a bit more active? Knoll Beach has an excellent water sports centre.
Walk the Swanage Trail
This stunning stretch of coastline takes you from Studland village to Swanage town. Walk along the Jurassic Coast, past the famous Old Harry chalk formations, before settling down on sandy Swanage Bay for a cup of tea and a well-deserved ice cream. The trail takes around two hours, and if you get tired, you can take a bus for part of the way. There’s a couple of inclines along the way, so be prepared to climb a hill or two.
Go wild at Brownsea Island
Set in the middle of Poole Harbour, half an hour by ferry from Studland, Brownsea Island doubles up as a wildlife sanctuary, home to the rare red squirrel. Families will love the Outdoor Centre and the tree-climbing trails, and you can also explore the fascinating remains of the model village Maryland. Planning a trip to Studland? Travelodge Poole is a 40-minute drive from Studland village centre, while the Nearby Travelodge Bournemouth hotel is within walking distance of the town centre.