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Sandbanks Beach

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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 yesterday via mobile

Magical place to spend a day or a weekend. Although if you want to get your place in the warm sand, wake up early as the traffic builds up very quickly and you may have to wait ove an one hours to get your car...More

Thank gianbelizario
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Reviewed yesterday

I feel as though this is a very safe beach, however it could be cleaner. This is only down to visitors and tourists who do not take their rubbish with them and who smoke on the beach and put their cigarette buts out in the...More

Thank Tamsyn E
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Reviewed yesterday

Sandbanks beach is the best alone the coast in Poole Bay, the sand is cleaned and safe for children, going in the sea is a gradual way of getting in the sea, nice for paddling. Sandbanks has a Blue Flag. There is a large car...More

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a good day you can't beat it, superb beach very clean and water beautiful. Enjoy. Walk along the beach promenade to find places to eat/drink.

Thank yoaitch
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a very lovely place, clean and well organised. We have been there several times and we really appreciated the sea, the sand and the sun. Sometimes is very busy especially on bank holidays and weekends but it is nice. We usually take a...More

Thank LaLe196
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Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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katyfaulkner28
June 24, 2018|
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Response from LaLe196 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Thank you for the message! I am not sure about barbecue allowance. As far as I remember last year on Summer bank holiday I saw people barbecuing to the side of the beach. But I have not seen anybody doing it recently... More
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Roy B
March 25, 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
July 9, 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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