Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks Beach, Poole: Address, Sandbanks Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Sandbanks Beach
4.5
About
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. 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. BBQs can take place from 6 pm-10.30 pm only 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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Helen V
16 contributions
Fantastic sandy beach
Jun 2021
We loved this beach it goes on for miles of glorious sand . The water was crystal clear and the rock gardens are pretty.
Written June 16, 2021
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John Paul
Burbage, UK54 contributions
First Visit to Sandbanks Beach ( Highly recommended)
Jun 2021 • Couples
We were staying in nearby Poole so to avoid traffic and Queue for parking we took the number 60 bus from Poole Bus Depot, brought 2 Adult return tickets for around £8.60 , 20 minute ride drops you at the beach car park, buses run till around 22:00 so you have plenty of time.
There are no dogs allowed on one part of the beach but if you walk towards the peninsula there is a lovely beach when your dog is welcome all year.
Sand is lovely and the Sea is clear and warm when the suns out.
The area has food / drink outlets with toilets and showers
We found it very clean and well maintained
Will definitely visit when we go to Bournemouth
Must come in the top 5 family holiday beaches in the country
Written June 7, 2021
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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Southampton, UK1,186 contributions
Best beach in UK, Hands down!
Apr 2021 • Family
Hands down our favourite beach in UK. Long stretch of sand, clean, shallow water (ideal for children), cafe & ice creams along the sea front. So what is there not to love. Parking is limited and can get very, very busy. So on weekends and holidays I advice you leave early. Parking has gone up in price and around £13 for 6 hours.
Written May 30, 2021
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kendo0603
West Wickham, UK4 contributions
Beach
May 2021 • Couples
Clean - pebble free - superb and great for youngsters - also life guards along the beach with markers to swim between
Written May 23, 2021
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Mltpayne
Cardigan, UK128 contributions
Doggy friendly
Apr 2021 • Couples
Great long stretch of Sandy beach. West end of beach is doggy friendly and even has an automated dog wash to use. Situated by the clean toilet block. Plenty room to park in the week we went. And you can get a coffee and ice cream if u want.
Written May 22, 2021
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Debbyb70
Hornchurch, UK756 contributions
Lovely beach.
May 2021 • Couples
Got the breeze 60 bus straight there.

Beautiful clean beach. Couple of drinks places there. Toilets were a bit ropey tho.
Written May 21, 2021
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debcox
Oxford825 contributions
What a dump
May 2021 • Couples
I was expecting great things but it’s a bunch of rich and not so rich destroying what a lovely place by replacing the classic with gawdy invention which they seem to think attractive?? Give it a miss.
Written May 18, 2021
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Georgia D
London, UK75 contributions
One of the most beautiful beaches this country has to offer!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Long stretches of beautiful white sand beach.

Clean sand & water.

We visited on an overcast September afternoon but in the summer the beach would be perfect for sunbathing & swimming!
Written December 27, 2020
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Pozzza
Stoke-on-Trent, UK152 contributions
Its probably the best clean beach I've seen in the UK
Sep 2020
I had to see this after watching a program on tv with Harry Redknapp. Its probably the best clean beach I've seen in the UK. A pleasant walk where you can take in views of some pretty pricey property! We arrived quite early, out of season too and just before we were leaving it started to feel uncomfortable with the amount of people during a pandemic - don't go when its busy. Glad we went though.
Written November 15, 2020
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Johnfrisbee
Christchurch, UK2,590 contributions
Just a joy to be here
Nov 2020 • Couples
Our first visit to Sandbanks beach in several years - how lovely to be back.
Wide, clean sandy beach, gently shelving into the sea for super-safe swimming, and good level promenade.
We bought tasty coffees from the Shore Road Kiosk on the prom. The coffee was not as hot as I prefer, but top marks for the bamboo/compostable takeaway cups. (Surely non-compostable cups and lids should be banned by now!? Bonkers.)
This is a wonderful place for a winter stroll or summer's day. The huge Sandbanks car park costs less than £3 for 2 or more hrs in the winter. Very reasonable.
We love it here.
Written November 14, 2020
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