The Bankes Arms at Studland Bay will quench your thirst as you start your Jurassic Coast journey

bankes arms studland

The Bankes Arms can be found just off the Studland- Swanage Road on the Isle of Purbeck and is great for walkers as they start the South West Coast Path.In summer it gets very busy but has a large beer garden across the street with great views of Studland Bay.

The street has double yellow lines that operate in the summer so park in the adjacent National Trust owned car park who charge £3 per day during the summer.Free to members though.

You can park up in the village where the streets have no parking restrictions if you are prepared to walk.

The pub stocks local beers and I would recommend the Studland Bay Wrecked at 4.3% abv.There is a real log fire which makes the pub very cosy in the winter. The range of food is excellent particularly if like me you are vegetarian.

There is also accommodation.10 rooms with prices from £78 in the winter to £88 in the summer for rooms with en suite.

The pub is a only a 20 minute walk from Old Harry Rocks which mark the start of the Jurassic Coast The rocks are spectacular in themselves but also allow great views towards Poole & Bournemouth.

If that wasn't enough you can enjoy horse riding at Studland Stables which is on Ferry Road about a 5 minute walk from the pub.You can reach them on 01929 450 273.

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