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Brands Bay

Brands Bay

Visiting Information: 
Site Name Brands Bay
  • Some parking nearby
  • No visitor facilities
  • Viewing hides and shelters
Map Reference SZ030857

You can access Brands Bay from anywhere along the Studland Road near the Sandbanks Ferry. It lies to the west of the road and you can park along the roadside in various palces (although it is pretty busy in summer) and there are several paths across Studland Heath to the shoreline

Location Map: 

The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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