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Sandbanks

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 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (93 reviews)
“car park” (102 reviews)
“clean beach” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
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+44 1202 708181

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A picture says a 1000 words, parking is expensive and so is the food wherever you go, but you do get this ......

Thank Nicholas J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual our trip to Poole always means a trip to sandbanks. We love it. We popped to the cafe and boys played on the beach and on trampoline

1  Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely stretch of beach in Dorset with golden sands! You can walk along the waters edge for quite a long way and during just the Winter months, (till May) dogs are allowed on the beach. There are plenty of good facilities and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It helped that we visited on a nice day in March, however, the place is really clean and spacious and well worth a visit.There are plenty of facilities and it is a good place to take the kids and dogs.

Thank Drew186305
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in a lovely setting and with great atmosphere and attentive staff,. But the food is hit and miss. Last night the delicious Indonesian curry was accompanied by extremely hot and inedible green beans. The rhubarb pavlova had just a trace of pink and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in The Sandbanks hotel so overlooked this beautiful, long, sandy and very clean beach.....stunning!!

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited off season so parking for the day was pretty cheap. About £2ish if i remember right. It was pretty cold and Blowy being in February, but the walk along the beach was lovely. Some great views and jealous of those that had properties...More

Thank pandamedic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live walking the dog around the beach and swimming in the sea you can also just have picnics there is a park for the kids aswell

Thank Maddie G
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We love our local scenery and appreciate how lucky we are. But it's even better here when we don't have to fight for a parking space and can walk our dogs freely. Then summer comes - let the battle commence! Miles of golden sands, ice...More

1  Thank cjjc600
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely quiet place I sit and read on a bench whilst seeing amazing views, my favourite place ever. There are picnic benches to have lunch etc, you can hear the traffic but tend to block it out due to hearing the birds and the...More

Thank Abi G
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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
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
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