Guide to Dorset's beaches

Shore Road - Sandbanks Beach

Thought to be one of the best spots on the south coast, Shore Road is a narrow beach with a promenade on the Sandbanks peninsula. Mediterranean-style cafes, plentiful parking and
great views across the harbour to the Purbeck hills and Brownsea Island.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed on main beach from 1st May - 30th Sept.

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Toilets available; facilities for disabled people and baby changing. Hotels and a pub nearby.


Spaces for 350 cars on the promenade.


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended