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

Easy walking access either from Swanage or Studland. Great photo opportunity. But don't venture too close to the cliff edge - it's steep and a long drop!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ColinCPR
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petegranary
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mscaseykc
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheDealBeans
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claireebp
Reviewed 9 October 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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14 August 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.
Inez B
11 August 2018|
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Response from bristoltoparis | Reviewed this property |
yes. keep on lead near edge.
8 May 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.