Shell Bay Beach Studland

When you take the ferry from Sandbanks to Studland you will see Shell Bay Beach directly to your left. The beach is at the tip of Studland Peninsula (see map below) is managed by the National Trust, who love to keep things exactly how they were like in the 1950s – much to the annoyance of the people who actually live there. This means the area is pretty much unspoilt and free from commercialism and a great place for visitors who are looking for a more relaxing break. You won’t find loads of shops and ice-cream kiosks here. 

Location: Ferry Road, Studland Peninsula (Google map

Beach car park details and charges are given further down the page.

Shell Bay Beach, Studland

Shell Bay Beach is at the entrance to Poole Harbour to you’ll see plenty of boats passing by. You’ll also get great views of Brownsea Island and across to Sandbanks.

Shell Bay Beach Car Park Charges

When arriving from Sandbanks the car park is just on your left after you pass through the toll booths. If using a SAT NAV the post code is BH19 3BA (Google map)

This is a National Trust car park so it’s FREE to park for National Trust members (see membership prices).

up to 2 hours£5
up to 4 hours£8
All day£12
Charges apply dawn to dusk every day, no overnight parking. Info last checked on 21 June 2024. Price subject to change

You can pay at the Pay & Display machines using cash. Alternatively you can pay for parking using PayByPhone by either using the app or online You’ll need to enter the location code which is given below.

The PayByPhone location code for this car park is 803393

Shell Bay Beach, Studland
Studland Peninsula visitor information
National Trust map of the Studland Peninsula and its beaches.
Shell Bay Beach is at the very start/finish of the South West Coast Path.

Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bistro

Located literally a 1 minute walk from the car ferry on the opposite side of the road to Shell Bay. SAT NAV BH19 3BA (Google map). Park in the National Trust car park opposite (parking prices given above). Restaurant website

Related Pages: Sandbanks / Sandbanks Beach / Sandbanks Ferry / Shell Bay Beach / Studland Naturist Beach / Knoll Beach / Studland Middle Beach / Studland South Beach / Studland Village / Old Harry Rocks / Swanage / Swanage Beach / Durlston Country Park / Corfe Castle / Corfe Castle Village / Worth Matravers /