Find Us/General Information

Map showing the general location
Map showing the general location

1. Find Us

Travelling from the west:

Travel south from Wareham on the A351, turn left just before Corfe Castle onto the B 3351 to Studland. Continue through the village towards the Sandbanks ferry.

Do not enter the ferry toll area but either turn right at the mini roundabout and park in the National Trust car park (free to National Trust members), or free of charge along the side of the road.

We can be found in the boatyard on the left-hand side between the toll booths and the ferry. Please note that there is no customer parking in the boatyard.

From Poole and Bournemouth area:

Detailed map of our location
Detailed map of our location

Follow signs to Sandbanks and cross over on the ferry. During peak periods when there can be long queues for the ferry, it is often advisable to park on the Sandbanks side and come across as a foot passenger.

We can be found in the boatyard on the right-hand side between the ferry and the toll booths.

If coming by car, proceed through the ferry toll and park on the road or in the National Trust car park. Please note that there is no customer parking in the boatyard.

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Parking

There is parking in the National Trust car park opposite, the boatyard, or along the sides of the road beyond the toll booths.

 

2. What to Wear

It's always colder on the water than it is on dry land
It's always colder on the water than it is on dry land

Please bring plenty of clothing as it is always colder on the water than it is on dry land, and you will get wet!! There are only a handful of days a year when you can comfortably go out on the water in just a wetsuit or shorts and tee shirt.

As a rule of thumb: You should wear one, or two additional layers when sailing, compared to when standing on the shore.  

You should bring with you:

Buoyancy aids and spray tops are provided free of charge.

 

3. Useful Websites

Finally, some other websites we find useful (in no particular order):

Useful links
Links
RYA Royal Yacht Association www.rya.org.uk
Met Office Meteorological Office www.metoffice.org.uk
AALA Adventure Activities Licensing Authority www.aals.org.uk/providers.php
Shell Bay Shell Bay Water Sports www.shellbay.co.uk/
Shell Bay Restaurant   www.shellbay.net