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Swanage, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

True nature beauty. Just amazes you no matter how many time you go. By public transport from Bournemouth you can take purbeck breezer open topper bus 50. It costs under £9 for whole day. Get off in Studland village. Have nice fish and chips in...More

Thank Ieva A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The landscape here is beautiful, with beautiful wildflowers and sheer white cliff faces that meet clear blue seas. Take care along some of the edges, as there are no barriers. This is just as well because the natural beauty and feel of the place is...More

Thank AndyB186306
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very gentle walk up the coastal path to reach Old Harry Rocks The views across the bay was superb. If you go with children then watch them as there are no fences along the cliffs.

Thank thebigimp
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very long walk to see this natural sight - but well worth the walk - beautiful views and many resting places along the way

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking- We parked at the South Beach car park which is £3 for 2 hours. You can find it with postcode BH19 3AU. The Walk- We all managed the walk fine wearing flip flops, there isn't any uneven terrain or uphill walking. It takes you...More

3  Thank KIMcK24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Totally inspiring beautiful place A place to visit amazing place would return as you don’t see things like this very often

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started by The Banks Arms at Studland and walked along an easily negotiated path, eventually ending up overlooking Old Harry Rocks and other coastal features. The views were wonderful. From there we climbed up a very easy gradient, until we reached a point overlooking...More

2  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked for less than half an hour from the the National Trust car park ( non-members should pay) next to the large pub along an easy broad path to Old Harry Rocks. Then we continued for half an hour with our dogs slightly uphill...More

2  Thank S C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an hour to kill and walked from the south beach car park to the rocks, about a mile, on mostly flat ground. We saw people in wheelchairs access this. Even early in the morning, it was getting busy, so must be a popular...More

Thank 847nicole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely easy walk along from Studland or a slightly more strenuous walk from Swanage. Amazing set of chalk stacks and arches. Amazing trip by canoe.

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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Jackie H | 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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June 16, 2017|
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Response from cla1re9 | Reviewed this property |
not from either bay as cliff path is very steep, uneven and narrow but from the edge of town at the top of the headland out I would have thought it would be fine in good weather (mainly grass field to cross)