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Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
+44 1202 708181
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Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been designated by the European Commission as one of the few areas in the United Kingdom which has achieved the highest standard of cleanliness. Sandbanks has held the highly coveted international Blue Flag for the past 24 years and offers a designed area for barbeques and swimmers. New slacklining posts have been installed. Equipment is available to hire from the beach office. Activities at Sandbanks include crazy golf, a children's play area and the Sandbanks Beach Cafe. The number 50 Wilts and Dorset bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage stops near to the beach (generally every half hour in the summer). There is a car park next to the beach that holds 550 cars, 5 for disabled use.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely beach” (93 reviews)
“car park” (98 reviews)
“clean beach” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
+44 1202 708181

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to go with friends after work for nice walks,water sport and BBQ,its very clean and tidy,can get crowded summer time but still very enjoyable.

Thank happia88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this beach is very good for a summer beach break. Its good sandy beach is very popular so needs, on a good day to get there early, Best to get there by bus from Poole or Bournemouth, as car park is quite expensive and can...More

Thank kenneth w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally and really feel for those stuck in queues trying to get to the beach during a warm summers day. If you are coming from afar get here before 8.30pm. Better stillm, before 9.0am just join the Sandbanks ferry queue and cross over...More

Thank Daygo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love Sandbanks beach but especially so in winter. Dogs are allowed in all areas, not just the dog friendly bits, during the off season and do they just love it. Had a long walk on New Year’s Eve with our two lurchers. Just ideal....More

Thank jchanides
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place book early as gets very busy even in October. So if u wanna go in the summer I can imagine it will be very busy

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visits to sanbanks all year round. Great in the summer evenings for bbq. Winter for dog walking. Very popular destination for holiday makers. Watersports lovers. Fishing and familys enjoying the beach

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something quite delightful about taking your family Christmas stroll on the white sandy beaches of Sandbanks, walking off lunch and watching the sun go down over the marvellous Poole harbour and surrounding countryside. It surely rivals anything in the south of France and...More

Thank Onlyplacesilike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exclusive suburb of Bournemouth. Flanked by million pound houses. Car park is equally expensive but buses are plentiful from bmth town centre.

Thank surfer_downunder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful,with easy parking.Which is free for National Trust Members.The sand is clean and generally litter free.Its about as good as it gets as it faces East, so is sheltered from much of the westerly breeze.The National Trust Cafe is excellent, but very...More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just enjoy the view. Lovely beach with beautiful sand. Good walk along the beach no matter what the weather.

Thank 50Abby02
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Laila L
9 July 2017|
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Response from Anthony O | Reviewed this property |
There is Sandbanks Hotel or Haven Hotel in Sandbanks itself . Or in Poole there are hotels and best check on line . Poole has a bus terminal with buses every 30mins to Sandbanks and Swanage . Bournemouth has a great many... More
Pam H
5 June 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely we took our working cocker He had a great time
29 May 2017|
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No off free-street parking that I'm aware of! Parking isn't cheap but you get what you pay for:.. as in a really lovely beach, cafe and children's pay area.