Studland Bay view: View of Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, 27th March 2009, looking towards Poole. Part of the Jurassic Coast (P1060789aBlog1)

A solitary visitor is walking briskly along the water’s edge at Studland Bay on a cold, blustery day in March. The intensely dark clouds and deep green sea make an incredible backdrop in this atmospheric picture. There is no doubt that Studland Bay is a wonderful place to visit whatever the weather and whatever time of year. Here are a few photographs taken in spring this year, showing how the beach looks magnificent whatever the conditions.

Studland Beach photograph: People walking along the narrow strip of beach at high tide in March at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast (P1050389aBlog2)

Just a narrow strip of dry ground remained for walkers at high tide on this March day.

Studland Beach photograph: The pattern of the surf on the sand at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, March 2009, part of the Jurassic Coast (P1050416aBlog3) 

This view of the surf breaking on the sand in March could be any tropical beach in summer.

Studland Beach image: Low sand banks and backwaters high on Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, March 2009, part of the Jurassic Coast (P1050434aBlog4) 

It is interesting that, on some tides, the sea sculpts low-lying sand banks with back waters in quite a high position on the beach – temporarily transforming the seashore topography.

Sandy seashore picture: Dramatic seas and skies at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK in March - part of the Jurassic Coast (P1060814aBlog5). 

The colours of the sea and the sky on this cold March day were amazing. The darker colour on the water’s edge is due to free-floating seaweed.

Studland Beach view: View looking towards Old Harry Rocks from Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, March 2009, part of the Jurassic Coast (P1070033aBlog6) 

Wonderful colours, wonderful view, looking across to Old Harry Rocks from Studland Beach in late March. The scene was almost unbelievably beautiful.

Studland Beach view: A group of equestrians from the local riding school and stables riding towards the surf on Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, March 2009 - part of the Jurassic Coast (P1080866aBlog7) 

A group of equestrians from the local riding school and stables riding across the beach at Studland Bay – a common sight. 

Studland Beach picture: View of Studland Beach, Dorset (part of the Jurassic Coast) on a hot sunny day in May 2009 looking towards Poole (P1090481aBlog8) 

Even on a hot, sunny day during the half-term holiday there was plenty of space on Studland beach if you were prepared to walk along the seashore towards the naturist area and Shell Bay.

Hundreds of visitors, especially those with families and lots of picnic and beach gear, prefer to park themselves close to the facilities at Knoll Beach. There were certainly a lot of happy families enjoying the sea, sand and sun at Studland during the May school holidays.  

Hundreds of happy visitors enjoying the sun at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK in May 2009. Part of the Jurassic Coast (P1090605aBlog9) 

Revision of a post first published 10 June 2009

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