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Sandbanks Ferry

Sandbanks, Poole, England
+44 1929 450203
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A great find

This ferry saves so much travelling time . You just drive up wait in the queue admire Sandbanks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
minx59
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Heswall, United Kingdom
fun chain driver ferry

Lucky for us not a long wait. rather expensive. Kind of interesting to use a chain pulled ferry... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BlueFalconRidge
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average7%
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LOCATION
Sandbanks, Poole, England
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+44 1929 450203
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Reviewed yesterday

This ferry saves so much travelling time . You just drive up wait in the queue admire Sandbanks while your waiting then they guide you on to the ferry and takes about 10 minutes. Lovely little journey, very professional and not expensive.

1  Thank minx59
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lucky for us not a long wait. rather expensive. Kind of interesting to use a chain pulled ferry. Went across it twice.

Thank BlueFalconRidge
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the ideal way to get to Studland and Swanage, only a five minute journey but in the height of the summer be prepared for a wait as it gets busy, but saves quite a lot of time going the long way round by...More

3  Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this ferry ride, so quick and saves so much time getting to the Jurassic Coast line. Very organised operation that ran like clockwork when we visited.

Thank Sally K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to get across to the beaches opposite Poole if on foot, or much more relaxing than driving round. Lovely views from all sides of the ferry.

Thank AggiePirate
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry only takes 9 miles off your trip if you turn off after Ringwood. It will cost you about £4.50 for 9 miles plus the queues could be horrendous in the summer. If you haven't tried it, the journey is about 5 minutes. If...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chain link ferry constantly crossing between Sandbanks and Studland.Only £1for return trip as foot passenger and although very quick we thought it was worth it for the novel experience. Beautiful sandy beaches. and

Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came from swnage at about 14.30 hot day ferry broken down had to drive back via wareham 20 plus miles what a drag.

Thank manaboutown19
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting expensive now at £4.50 each way. Best go as a foot passenger or on the bus (50) to avoid stingingly high charges.

1  Thank RGNLONDON
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day on shall bay beach near Studland and decided to go to the quay so we took the ferry, our youngest grandson loved it and wanted it to go on for longer. At £4.50 per car it it very expensive compared to the...More

1  Thank applegate69
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dcs3001
26 May 2018|
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Response from Stick1985 | Reviewed this property |
That's a single price
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hailsjane28
24 September 2017|
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Sorry for a late reply from me but to anyone else interested be aware that once the boat drops you off at Brown Sea Island you then have to pay again if you wish to enter the island. There is also part which is owned by... More
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donTunbridgeWellsUk
20 July 2017|
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Response from sk w | Reviewed this property |
A large public car park is available towards the end of Sandbanks, and metered parking along the road Poole bay side. A very limited metered parking area in front of the Haven Hotel/Ferry loading/drop off including mobility... More
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