January 30, 2014
Planning your stay
Located in Studland Bay, you couldn’t be better placed to enjoy the spoils of Dorset’s World Heritage Coast.
Staying at The Pig puts you in close proximity to beautiful natural attractions, allowing you to maximise the gorgeous beaches, stunning views and abundance of wildlife.
Golden sands, heath land, dunes and a National Nature Reserve go some way to explaining Studland Bay’s massive appeal.
Whilst you are here, explore the four miles of unspoilt beaches, complete with beach huts, sand dunes and a designated naturist area. They are perfect for relaxing and taking in the view of the breathtaking chalk headland, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. Or perhaps a dip or getting to grips with the many water sports available here, such as windsurfing, kayaking, diving, kite surfing and sailing.
Beyond the beach you’ll find the National Nature Reserve, resplendent with woodland, bogs and scrub land. It is home to all six species of British reptiles, wildfowl and you might just spot the rare Dartford warbler.
Come face to face with Studland Bay’s native flora and fauna as you wander the designated trails through the woodlands and sand dunes. Sightings of deer, birds, insects and wild flowers will punctuate your journey.
Little Sea lies in the heart of the National Nature Reserve covering much of the Studland peninsula. Once linked to the sea, it is now home to a myriad of birds, including grebes and diving birds in the winter months.
Visiting the eco-friendly Discovery Centre at Studland’s Knoll Beach is a must. In a true nod to conserving the environment, its timber-framed building is heated by burning old telephone directories in its wood-burning stove, and solar panels power low energy lighting. But that’s not all; there is also a wealth of information to be absorbed about Studland and its wildlife inhabitants.
Knoll Beach is a hive of activity with water sports and horse riding along its shores.
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Train enthusiasts and history buffs will find ultra-close Swanage a real pull with its Railway and Museum & Heritage Centre. The preserved Swanage Railway showcases Victorian steam locomotives and offers a railway link to the beautiful Corfe Castle.
The National Trust’s Corfe Castle reveals an amazing history and stunning views from amidst its ruins. Located just 4½ miles from Studland, it should definitely feature on your must-visit list.
If it’s spectacular gardens with views that you’re after, make time for a day out at Compton Acres just 7 miles away. Gorgeous themed-gardens cover an amazing 10 acres and there are plenty of stops for refreshments along the way. Why not visit the restaurant, tea room and cafe?
Studland Bay and the surrounding area are rich in natural beauty and steeped in history to fill your day. But when it’s time to come ‘home’ and rest your weary limbs, The Pig will be waiting to serve you a delicious dinner and provide you with comfortable surroundings to kick-back and relax.