Studland nudist beach

STUDLAND is one of the most well-known nudist beaches in the United Kingdom.

This picturesque 900m stretch of coastline is situated on Knoll Beach in Dorset.

Is Studland nudist beach worth visiting?

There’s a reason why Studland has attracted nudists since as early as the 1920s.

But this hotspot was not officially marked as a naturist beach until 1984.

The area is clearly sign posted for those that would prefer to avoid this part of the beach.

If you do want to step in Studland nudist beach, you are advised to use the Heather Walk trail.

The nudist section of Studland beach will be clearly marked by signposts (Credit: IanandTracey/ Flickr)

Once you step into the nudist zone, you are free to take your clothes off and soak up the sunshine.

However, nudists must keep their kit on if they are outside of the designated area.

The National Trust ask for naturists and non-naturists alike to respect each others rights at Studland beach.

Police and rangers regularly patrol the area and will be on hand to sort out any issues if they arise.

There is even a Studland Beach Users Action Group that was set up in 2005.

This community is made up of the emergency services, the National Trust, local businesses, naturist organisations, locals councils and more.

All of these individuals team up together and help to patrol the beach during peak season.

Are there facilities at Studland nudist beach?

There are two National Trust car parks nearby – at Shell Bay and Knoll Beach.

These are around a 30 minute walk from the nudist beach – and you will have to remain clothed for this.

Although there are no toilet facilities at Studland beach, there are public toilets at both car parks.

If you need a bite to eat, you can pop into the cafe near Knoll beach car park.

Parking for the entire day in the area will cost just £5.

If you fancy spending the night in the area, check out The Pig-on the beach hotel which is situated along Studland Bay.

What are the rules on a nudist beach?

There are some unwritten rules you need to bare in mind before you whip your kit off at the nearby nudist beach.

  • Make sure you’re on a nudist beach – It should be clearly marked, but always double check to avoid any embarrassment.
  • Do not take pictures – Please leave your cameras at home and respect the privacy of everybody around you.
  • Do not stare – There’s no need to make anybody else feel self-conscious, just enjoy your day.
  • Apply sunscreen everywhere – Make sure you lather up to avoid burning your private parts and ruining the afternoon.
  • Keep your hands to yourself – Nobody else needs to see that. Just relax, read, tan or have a cheeky snooze in the sun.
  • Pack for the day – It’s likely that the nudist beach will be off the beaten track and away from any nearby facilities.
  • Bring some clothes – You might not like it, but you will need to put your kit on for walking to and from the nudist beach.

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