Studland’s Middle Beach

The National Trust is keeping Studland’s Middle Beach Cafe open until at least October next year 2017.

Its future is uncertain due to the Trust’s policy of not renewing sea defences but when closure becomes inevitable the plan is to open a new cafe with toilets nearby.

The cafe is the first stop on the coast path after Studland village to reach Sandbanks.

The NT has come under huge fire from beach hut owners and visitors.

Dialogue is ongoing with regular visitors and Studland Parish Council.

The policy of non-intervention can be seen on the Isle of Wight’s southern coast where the NT is planning decades ahead for when the sea beaches the Military Road.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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