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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 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sandbanks Beach Office Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
+44 1202 708181
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

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

Thank PeterSophie
Reviewed August 26, 2016

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...More

Thank DoolallyDoodles
Reviewed August 25, 2016 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,

Thank jameshaw7785
Reviewed August 25, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

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

Thank Gaynor H
Reviewed August 25, 2016 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...More

Thank CollettiB
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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...More

Thank Dobby1722
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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.

Thank Signing_girl
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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...More

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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
Pam H
June 5, 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely we took our working cocker He had a great time
May 28, 2017|
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No off free-street parking that I'm aware of! Parking isn't cheap but you get what you pay for:.. as in a really lovely beach, cafe and children's pay area.