Sandbanks Beach



Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QF
Sandbanks Beach


Winner of the Blue Flag award for over 30 years and with its soft golden sands and breathtaking views, it is no wonder that Sandbanks is considered one of Britain's best beaches.

Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour.  Sandbanks Beach is of the highest quality with fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, perfect for a family day out at the seaside. The soft sand is ideal for playing in and kids (young and old!) will be able to build sandcastles galore!

Sandbanks boasts some great facilities with a large and challenging crazy-golf course situated behind the beach as well as mini golf course.  There's also a childrens play area with climbing, swings, sand diggers and sensory play area.

If you're feeling a bit sporty then there's watersports and equipment hire available as well as volleyball nets, slackline and table tennis. If you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the view then Sandbanks Beach is perfect for that too - why not hire a deckchair and parasol? A number of beach huts are also available for short term hire and annual hire.

The promenade offers cafes and shops and there's also a mini road-train that gives rides along the seafront. 

Sandbanks beach is naturally beautiful all year round and offers spectacular views towards Studland and Old Harry Rocks and on a clear day you'll be able to spot the Isle of Wight. This is a fantastic place to take a stroll, particularly during the colder months.

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  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Blue Flag 2023
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Seaside Award Seaside Award 2023

Opening Times

Sandbanks Beach (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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