Guide to Dorset's beaches

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks is a spit of golden sand that crosses the mouth of Poole harbour and continues all the way to Bournemouth, a distance of around five kilometers. Dubbed Britain's Palm Beach, because of astronomical land prices, Sandbanks is well-served by upmarket hotels and restaurants. The Sandbanks Chain Ferry connects Sandbanks with Studland.

Also known as:

Sandbanks Peninsular

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

1

Dogs friendly beach?

dogs are restricted to the area running from the extreme western end of Sandbanks Promenade to Haven Point.

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Facilities

Toilets including facilities for the disabled and baby changing. cafes and kiosks close by. Beach wheelchairs available.

Parking

There are a number of car parks adjacent to the beach. There is a charge for using the car parks.

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended