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Sandbanks Beach

Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
+44 1202 708181
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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole
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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 30 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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (93 reviews)
“car park” (103 reviews)
“clean beach” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
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+44 1202 708181
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"lovely beach"
in 93 reviews
"car park"
in 103 reviews
"clean beach"
in 37 reviews
"clean water"
in 15 reviews
"golden sands"
in 34 reviews
"jazz cafe"
in 14 reviews
"crazy golf"
in 53 reviews
"soft sand"
in 14 reviews
"life guards"
in 33 reviews
"other half"
in 26 reviews
"ice cream"
in 58 reviews
"kite surfers"
in 17 reviews
"walk along the beach"
in 17 reviews
"south coast"
in 20 reviews
"water sports"
in 25 reviews
"isle of wight"
in 16 reviews
"out of season"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is to enjoy Sandbanks beach. Even if it’s cold, wrap up warm and enjoy a brisk walk and a coffee. In the middle of summer it’s a brilliant destination too - take towels and a picnic and...More

Thank Dee1483
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Reviewed 4 days ago

always make effort to try to come to this beach beautiful beach clean and usually quieter a must to all who are in the area

Thank angie l
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely clean beach with soft sand. Also has a nice cafe and a couple of shops selling ice creams buckets and spades and stuff. There's clean toilets, a shower and even a dog shower for free. Also has a lovely kids playground. Great!

Thank Annie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beaches we’ve visited in the UK. Beautiful and clean and lovely sand. We’ll come back if we’re in the area again!

Thank Sally K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed for a few days at the Haven. The weather was brilliant so liked to go and spend the day on the beach as it is so beautiful and the water so clear. We liked to sit just passed the midway path. It is...More

Thank BeachLovers2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second best beach after Durdle door.. just amazing!! Lovely people around too.. Really enjoyed it with the family. Lovely blue watered beach with big rocks next to it, where you can sit and take pics like I did myself!! Highly recommend to all..

Thank Riya A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place for a walk along the beach plenty of parking available but a little expensive plenty of places to eat and drink but again expensive

Thank malefamily
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, arrive at any beach on a cracker of a day and obviously your impression is going to be up there. This is a delightful spot in my opinion, especially for families with younger children given the sea shape | access. Just ideal all round....More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous beach. Very clean. Car park is rather expensive though. Lovely beach huts to hire. Part of the beach is dog friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited her with a young family a great clean beach good for swimming and some good local ammenities. Parking is quite expensive and the car park fills up quickly.

Thank michael r
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Roy B
25 March 2018|
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Response from jchanides | Reviewed this property |
I believe the disabled parking is free but I am not 100% sure.
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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
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Pam H
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely we took our working cocker He had a great time
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