The Beach Guide

Sandbanks Beach (Poole) (Sandbanks Peninsular)

Sandbanks Beach (Poole) - Dorset
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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


Lifeguard service


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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  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Disabled facilities

Nearest town



BH13 7QD

OS grid ref.

SZ 0438 8752

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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