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A means to a Fantastic End.

If you wish to enjoy the fantastic beaches of Studland and the Wonderful country side around... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sam B
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Poole, United Kingdom
Typical chain link ferry, good service

Friendly staff in ticket booth. Enjoyed the choppy crossing. Would recommend this way to travel to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon B
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you wish to enjoy the fantastic beaches of Studland and the Wonderful country side around travelling on The Sandbanks Ferry saves you a very long journey around Poole Harbour to quickly reach the Beautiful and famous Shell Bay then journey past the National Trust...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff in ticket booth. Enjoyed the choppy crossing. Would recommend this way to travel to Studland and beyond from Poole.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the fee - both in terms of saving a lot of driving time and for the experience. The trip itself is short but amusing, even if you don't bother to leave your vehicle. As we stayed in the Haven Hotel right next to...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

O K as a ferry goes. The crew don't wear life jackets, but are efficient and it runs on time. Don't go if it is foggy or high winds as they do not run.

Thank BernC8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would go across on the ferry as it was getting near to rush hour, and would dsave going all around the road. The fare was £4.50, which is a lot for a short stretch of water, but then again the stress on...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gets you from one place to the other a lot quicker than by road, and it’s a very unique form of transport!

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: vehicles only need to pay on the Studland end, cards now accepted, saves a long detour via Wareham, only takes a few minutes once on. Cons: cost is high (over £9 for two journeys), no return ticket option. Worth using but wish they'd drop...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a charge of £4.50 for a car, you pay at a kiosk on the other side of Sandbanks. It was quick and easy to use although I understand the queues can be long in the peak season.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sandbanks for a weekend break and to enjoy a walk to Old Harry’s Rock. The short ferry service to start our walk was closed. The ferry had broken down for a week!! When we asked if an alternative boat had been organised...More

Thank MartinHandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick & easy loading on and off ferry, cost £4.50 for car, but cut a few miles off the journey. would use again just for the experience

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kjb1801
6 September 2018|
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Response from RGNLONDON | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can pay £4.50 and take the ferry from Sandbanks to Studland and park in the NT parking in Studland, then go over the ferry from Studland to Sandbanks to take the boat to Brownsea Island or other boat trips, then go... More
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Elsie C
13 July 2018|
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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
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Alla K
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Response from bob2158 | Reviewed this property |
Yes public toilets are open.
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