studland coast habitat cas study

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Case study: tourism in Studland Bay Nature Reserve

Studland Bay is located in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and is popular with tourists. It can be accessed by ferry from the desirable area of Sandbanks in Poole during the summer. It is only a few minutes drive from the resort of Swanage and most visitors arrive by car.

Studland Bay is a good example of a place where conflict can occur between interest groups.

The issues

Studland Beach (

Studland Beach

  • The nature reserve is an area of sand dunes. These are dynamic, but often unstable and vulnerable environments.
  • Areas such as this are home to rare species of…


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