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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 5, 2014

My son, his partner and I walked from Studland South Beach National Trust car park to Old Harry Rocks and further along Old Nick's Ground one Sunday morning. The path is an easy one, and it's a mile to the rocks which are spectacular. The...More

4  Thank Elizabeth A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Awful this was the worst holiday I've ever been on - the view is so one dimensional there's a lack of good restaurants rude locals and a lack of toilet facilities or at least we couldn't find them.

7  Thank Alfie B
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All reviews south beach car park the cliff lovely walk isle of wight easy walk arms pub stunning views studland bay boat trip coastal path circular walk banks arms well worth the effort public toilets jurassic coast enjoyable walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked in from Swanage along the coastal path which is quite scenic and not too steep. However in windy weather the high cliffs can be very windswept!!! Old Harry Rocks is a spectacular section of brilliant white limestone cliffs with several plinths separated from the...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 4 Mile round trip from Studland Bay via Old Harry's Rocks, a good up hill trot and we were very lucky with the weather, be sure to check before you start. Some of the walk is very uphill, and vet down hill...More

Thank petegranary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery, easy walk from the beach nearby and good sign-posting. The drive wasn't too difficult either. Lovely day out.

Thank Lailey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The easiest way to reach this iconic beauty spot is from the National Trust car park. It takes around an hour to walk there and back. The pub is a welcome relief on return. Or you can walk down from Swanage! Do some research on...More

Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you park in Middle Beach car park it isn't too much of a trek to get to Old Harry Rocks, no steep gradients just stunning views. After viewing the rocks if you still have energy you can continue your walk across the hills to...More

Thank TheDealBeans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm definitely not a hiker but we parked in the Middle Beach carpark at Studland and walked from there. Surprisingly easy walking even for me. The views from the cliffs are spectacular and well worth the walk. There is also a great pub next to...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked along the road approaching the Studland/Sandbanks Ferry (free if you can get in) and walked all the way along Studland beach and then round to Old Harry's Rocks. Well sign-posted and relatively easy walking. Lovely sunny day in October and beautiful views! Took...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab walking route, via the local pub and back to swanage. Highly recommended. Fabulous views. Plenty of walkers, cyclists and even horse riders. Careful with young children and dogs not on leads. No barriers at the edge ... which makes it even more beautiful.

Thank Claireebp
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Worth the hike up the hill, you'll get impressive views across the sea to the Isle of Wight, as well as out to Bournemouth and Poole Harbour. The white stone cliffs are beautiful and the waters stunning.

Thank Escape A
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Park in the National Trust car parks and head out towards Old Harry Rocks, then continue up the slope southwards towards Ballard Down. The views don’t get much better than this and you’ll be rewarded with (on a good day) a relaxing memory of beautiful...More

Thank ldimage1
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Internationalhet
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Luis B | Reviewed this property |
Use Boat Trip, is not expensive and your boy will love it. Is safe and kids love it.
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Inez B
August 11, 2018|
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Response from bristoltoparis | Reviewed this property |
yes. keep on lead near edge.
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peterstamp1978
May 7, 2018|
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Response from W1900TPjackieh | Reviewed this property |
There’s no car park nearby as far as I’m aware. We parked in the village next to the pub and walked up. Pay and display car park.
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