THE National Trust has installed a new, larger toilet at Knoll Beach in Studland to improve accessibility.
Called a Changing Places toilet, the facility is larger than a standard disabled unit and provides space for a hoist, an adult-sized changing bench and a peninsular toilet with a height-adjustable basin.
The installation – which will also be heated – adds to a number of inclusive design measures at Knoll Beach, such as level access from the disabled parking spaces.
Visitors can also hire beach wheelchairs and a power mobility scooter, known as a Tramper.
Funding for the new toilet came from Dorset Council, which secured £454,250 from the Department of Levelling Up to provide eight Changing Places locations across the county.
Emma Wright, visitor operations and experience manager at Studland Bay, said: “We are delighted to include a Changing Room alongside our other accessible facilities.
“Everyone is welcome at Knoll Beach and we hope to make days out for all as stress free and enjoyable as possible.”