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Address: Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
Phone Number: 01202708181
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been...

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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Sun Sea and Sand plus a view to die for

Sandbanks steeped in history , long sandy beaches lots of people and places to peruse,water based activity providers as well as the freedom to plug and play on the water - good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sandbanks steeped in history , long sandy beaches lots of people and places to peruse,water based activity providers as well as the freedom to plug and play on the water - good facilities and fun for all the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are on Sandbanks beach on a summers day you could be abroad! Its a beautiful beach, sandy and fantastic to swim in too! The other side of the board you have the harbour too. We had a lovely morning out and recommend this beach to all ages. The worst bit is finding a car park space as its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to sandbanks on a very windy day, but still had time to enjoy the beach and few small shops that were there,

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

get here early,parking is very hard to find when the sun is out.a mecca for wind surfers and beach bums alike, shops and kiosks serve all you desire, great for chilling out on a rented deck chair on the walk way on the beach. do not forget to feed the parking meter, parking attendants monitor your cars presence with great... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A gorgeous beach, with lifeguards (at certain times) - wheelchair path and wheelchair sand buggy available. Plenty of parking. Great place for all the family.

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Thank Gaynor H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous beach but you have to get there early as parking a problem. Everything else is perfect! Food stalls aren't very good no proper seaside chips and very expensive, especially when you have the country's best fish and chip shop a few miles up the road. The toilets are clean and if you can get parking the price is very... More 

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Woburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shallow waters for a long way out, golden sandy beach, Tesco Express nearby, what more could you want! As always in my experience arrive early to get a parking space. When parked head for the beach nearer to the Tesco Express as less people make camp there as further from their cars. Best place for the little ones and big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our two kids 10 & 15 months. It was very busy but space wasn't over crowded. We felt safe and able to allow the kids a little freedom at a safe distance from the water. The RNLI patrol and flag the beach and it was clean and clear. The little shopfront was over priced (when aren't they?)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect Sandy beach with a very gradual incline into the sea. Lifeguards in busier parts and cafes etc available. Even the public toilets are pretty well maintained...plus an ice cream boat arrived!.....and the houses....well....stunning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sandbanks relies on a past reputation. It does have a beautiful beach but the rest is like going to Blackpool. The front smelt of fish and chips and parking was difficult to find and when you did very expensive. The local shops were selling cheap bucket and spades etc. Wouldn't visit again.

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