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.
Just a narrow strip of dry ground remained for walkers at high tide on this March day.
This view of the surf breaking on the sand in March could be any tropical beach in summer.
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.
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.
Wonderful colours, wonderful view, looking across to Old Harry Rocks from Studland Beach in late March. The scene was almost unbelievably beautiful.
A group of equestrians from the local riding school and stables riding across the beach at Studland Bay – a common sight.
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.
Revision of a post first published 10 June 2009
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