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It’s a ferry.

Nice way to get to and from Swanage. There can be long wait times when it’s busy. Though it is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Quirky way of travelling

Quite a cool thing to do it's a bit out of the ordinary with a long queue for the ferry but it's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sandbanks, Poole, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice way to get to and from Swanage. There can be long wait times when it’s busy. Though it is efficiently run. Staff are friendly.

Thank Bluegin_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite a cool thing to do it's a bit out of the ordinary with a long queue for the ferry but it's worth it in my opinion

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to cross from Shell Bay on Studland to Sandbanks. A short 5 minute ride using a chain link operated ferry. £1 return ticket if you're on foot.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice little experience. Going out definitely saved us time and driving. On the return aroubd 4pm queue time was long. Would suggest a sign further our at engrance to ferry road with live wait times, then people can make a choice. Sat blindly waiting with...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 days ago

What ever the weather the short trip across Poole harbour is well worth it. Get out of the car and go up on deck for 5 minutes.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why anyone sits in endless queues of traffic to get ripped off is beyond me..Drive round it is far quicker and cheaper

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In decent weather Sandbanks / Studland Bay and Swanage is an experience not to be missed. The chain link ferry connects Poole with Studland Bay at the mouth of the Poole basin. The ferry carries about 50 cars and takes foot passengers. In high season...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does what it says on the tin - regular service ‘tween Studland and Sandbanks staffed by a lovely team - patient with cars, cyclists and foot passengers alike Kids love it too and great for photos

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our local ferry 'Bramble Bush Bay' has been in service since Hanuaty 1994. It is the fourth ferry to operate this service with a capacity to hold 48 cars. It has been running since 1923.

Thank cjjc600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this and if not been on ferry then it’s not on holiday definitely recommend going on 😊£4.50 for a car and cuts 20mins plus off a journey giving you fantastic views for short amount of time

Thank Katie C
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Elsie C
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Response from Jenny R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to ask the ferry operators I couldn’t answer that
Alla K
30 June 2018|
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Response from bob2158 | Reviewed this property |
Yes public toilets are open.
29 June 2018|
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Response from RGNLONDON | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bus 50 takes you across on the Ferry and you can get off just on the other side for the long stretch of beaches or carry on the bus for further drop off points with access to Middle Beach and Knolle Beach which are... More