on the beach

Exploring our patch

And venturing deep into the Dorset coast

Take in the view

Located in Studland Bay, you couldn’t be better placed to enjoy the spoils of Dorset’s World Heritage Coast.

Staying at THE PIG - on the beach puts you in close proximity to beautiful natural attractions, allowing you to maximise the gorgeous beaches, stunning views and abundance of wildlife.

Whilst you are here, explore the four miles of unspoilt beaches, complete with beach huts and sand dunes. They are perfect for relaxing and taking in the view of the breathtaking chalk headland, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.

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The Beach Hut

Within a 20-minute walk of the hotel, our beach hut sits on South Beach, a sheltered cove where a 2km stretch of sand slopes gently into the sea.

From the beach there are spectacular views over Old Harry Rocks - a magnificent chalk headland which stretches out into the sea. 

Our beach hut is available for residents to book until 30th September at a cost of £50 per day. There are 2 deck chairs, towels and a windbreak for guest use, and we'll even send you on you way with a flask of hot water and cold milk...

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Old Harry Rocks

Whether it be from your bedroom window, the kitchen garden or from the beach just below, you’ll be able to spot Old Harry Rocks in the distance, Studland's chalky rock formation that sits undisturbed just over a mile from THE PIG-on the beach.

The rocks are a top spot for those who fancy admiring a view or two with a little exercise and a whole lot of fresh sea air!

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Sight-‘sea’ing in Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is home to lots of stunning seaside landmarks that are just as fascinating geologically as they are beautiful! 

Take a trip through time along the white pebbly beach of Lulworth Cove or get a bird's eye view from atop the cliff's edge. We recommend you don't get too close though! 

Eroded by time and nature, Durdle Door is a limestone archway close to Lulworth and one of Dorset's most photographed landmarks, is just another addition that contributes towards the stunning rocky coastline of Dorset.

Fancy feeling like you're on your own private island for the day? Why not ferry on over to Brownsea Island, the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour and the perfect spot for a summer's day picnic!