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Studland, Dorset

Studland is a village, located on the Isle of Purbeck in the county of
Dorset. Studland is famous for its large sandy beaches and heathland
nature reserve. The beach at Studland was used as a training ground
for the D-Day landings during World War II and is now the location of
Britain’s most popular naturist beach. The area is an ideal spot for
bird watching and is home to a large population of Dartford Warblers.
Two species of seahorse have been spotted in the waters of Studland
Bay. Studland nature reserve is unique in that it is the only spot
where all six native British reptiles can be found.

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Other Dorset Naturals

Durdle Door
Jurassic Coast
Portland Bill
Purbeck Hills
Old Harry Rocks
Lyme Bay
Cranborne Chase
Lulworth Cove
Chesil Beach
Poole Harbour
Lyme Bay
Brownsea Island
River Axe
Golden Cap
Blackmore Vale
Marshwood Vale
Melbury Beacon and Melbury Down

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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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