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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely beach” (80 reviews)
“car park” (90 reviews)
“clean beach” (33 reviews)
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Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
+44 1202 708181
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Reviewed yesterday

I have reviewed Sandbanks before and have visited the beach for many years. In my opinion it has always been and always will be the best beach in the UK. No matter what time of the year you visit you will not be disappointed!! The...More

Thank Martiniy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in the Haven hotel only because we love sandbanks beach and love walking it. The beach feels lovely in the sunshine.

Thank Zoe G
Reviewed yesterday

Sandbanks beach is a wonderful beach,miles of sand and safe shallow water.Sandbanks does not seem to be as busy as it used to be most likely because Poole council are charging £2 an hour to park.

Thank Mulletcut
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow what can I say apart from stunning! Loved it here in fact spent most of our time here the beaches are beautiful nice little cafe called the caff where we visited a couple of times Gorgeous views and very relaxing dogs welcome on beach...More

Thank Keek257
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach is excellent very clean. There is a very good cafe type restaurant that sells a good variety of food and drinks plus the toilets are very good and kept clean. The only downside is the the price of the car parking is think...More

Thank paulmI5490QX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looks lovely, some very impressive houses which must cost a fortune but you have to admire the architecture and designs Lots of various water sports going on too Worth a visit even if its just to let the green eyed monster take over whilst you...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place to see the harbour on one side and the sea on the other.Plenty of walks and sunbathing on the beach .Ideal day out to see some lovely houses and a first class beach Families will love this

Thank ghearsey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really stunning beach with great walks and views. Water is clean for those able to tolerate swimming in 16-18 degrees! Lucky to visit on warm, sunny days.

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long stretch of beach and very clean. Lifeguards on duty, which is good to see. Not at all busy, which was a surprise.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We litterally drove through sandbanks not alot there was expecting a little town but was just a small row of shops

Thank carlie r
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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
6 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.