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“Nothing special”
Review of Sandbanks

Sandbanks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Sandbanks is home to rich and famous from all over. It is a nice place but i don't see what all the fuss is about. On a wet day it's just as miserable as anywhere else, but in the sun it's just as nice. OK to drive round but wouldn't want to live here

Visited September 2012
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Poole
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“Sandbanks...Livin' the Dream”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

An award winning beach, Golden Sands, Clean Bathing water, Sandbanks has it all. Car parking is tricky on a warm Weekend and queues can build up along to the ferry, but it's still worth a visit.
The restaurants in the area tend to be expensive and full of pretentious diners, so be smart and have a BBQ on the beach!

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Probably visited on the wrong day !!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was a cold rainy windswept day when we drove around Sandbanks expecting to see how the millionaires live but didn't appreciate that you only see the rear of the waterfront houses !!

The general area though looks beautiful - on a better day !

Visited April 2013
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Dorset
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“The place to be!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Sandbanks is a beautiful location and is perfect for walks it relaxing in the sun!

Walk from sandbanks to canford cliffs in about 15 minutes !

Visited April 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“What a beautiful place”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I used to come here as a child and I could remember the amazing beach so I brought my two boys down here to play they loved it the place is so clean and the water as clear as crystal would recommend a visit to anyone x

Visited August 2012
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