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Sandbanks

Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
01202708181
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Poole
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been designated by the European...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: 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.

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Ramsgate
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

thought i would see the posh houses and be able to walk along a beech, maybe there is a beech walk, i did not see it, but it was begining to rain, the small ferry to swanage was not running due to repairs,, i saw a few shops, you need to be on the opposite side or on the sea... More 

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Bavaria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I am rating this Hotel at a very good rating due to the staff, location and the room we were in. Third floor rooms with a balcony have the most wonderful views of the beach and Sandbanks. The staff are very helpful and curtious and our room was spacious & clean. We ordered room service for our breakfast and turned... More 

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Dorset
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What ever the time of year this beach is great for stretching your legs and watching the world go by. Nice walks, can take the dog as well, plenty of places for a coffee & cake

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love the view from the Haven Hotel. Unfortunately there were some roadworks going on which restricted where we parked. Didn't spoil the day though

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The sandbanks beach is clean and tidy, so important. they have cafes and toilets which are kept clean. ice cream and snacks are always available. all you need is a chair an umbrella and a book.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sandbanks is a favorite spot of the family. Wonderful beaches, clean water, fantastic views and magical sunsets. What more could you wish for?

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As a local to sandbanks I can only sing its praises we have many friendly local and international neighbors Sandbanks beach starts on the mile-long peninsula crossing Poole Harbour, stretching for over five kilometres down to Bournemouth. Fabulously soft, golden sand, rocks and shallows make for a wonderful beach day out. It is so narrow at one section that you... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the beach is very clean, soft sand, and the water safe it has been awarded a blue flag again and again for the quality. there is a hard promenade for bike riding and wheel chair users. parking is ample but in heavy demand during warmer weather. there is some road side parking with meters every so often. ensure you get... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the most popular beach in the south very clean and stunning views. plenty of options to eat and stores nearby

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The huge stretch of sand, the beautiful views, the way it's character changes with the tides and the weather. Always able to find space, even when it's busy. And our kids love the play area, the crazy golf and the cafe.

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