Discover Watersports at Sandbanks
Dive in to the most awesome watersports at Sandbanks. Whatever skill level or age we have something for all.Learn more
Welcome back to Sandbanks! With it’s beautiful golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and awe-inspiring Jurassic Coastline. It’s time to plan your next visit and find the best places to stay, things to do & watersports activities.
Discover amazing horticulture, beautiful botanical Walled Garden and fun activities for all the family. The perfect place to spend the day & relax in wonderful surroundings.
Hamworthy Park sits on Poole Harbour and comprises Hamworthy beach, a large, green open space and a children’s paddling pool and play area.
A stunning hike from Sandbanks to the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. There’s so much to discover along the way including Shell Bay, “Old Harry Rocks” and the seaside town of Swanage.
A glorious green open space by the harbour, with views over the bay towards Brownsea. The perfect place to picnic, play and relax.
With safe shallow waters in a sheltered bay and stunning scenery. Paddleboarding heaven is right here at Sandbanks!
Sandbanks has a huge variety of facilities for all keen yachtspeople. With boatyards, marinas and mooring available.
The award winning and world famous beach. Golden sands & sparkling Blue Flag waters with the best hotels, restaurants & watersports activities in the UK.
A wonderful walk from Sandbanks along the promenade east towards Bournemouth.
A beautiful sandy beach located just over the bay from Sandbanks. With wide golden sands backed by sand dunes, nature reserve and a seafood restaurant.
Emergency repair works on Shore Road see lengthy traffic queues for car drivers but don’t despair! We have some helpful tips to get you to the beach.
Harry Paye Day goes down a storm with pirates, parades and live music on Poole Quay!
The advent of summer brings with it a brand new website, welcoming visitors and celebrating Sandbanks as the perfect staycation location in the UK.
Thousands of people joined forces today to turn Poole pink to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
A rippling ocean effect in the sky created by rare weather conditions was seen over Sandbanks today.
An incredible sight to see. The world’s tallest ship Golden Horizon docks in Poole Harbour
Keeping our beaches for future generations with an important emphasis on the environment and combating erosion.
Known as the UK’s largest Air Festival, large crowds of onlockers will be delighted by some amazing aircraft overhead.
The British Beach Handball Championships offers an exciting sporting weekend here at Sandbanks Beach.
Sandpolo brings “the sport of kings” to Sandbanks Beach with a weekend packed full of exhilarating all-round entertainment!
Ahoy there! Join us for a day of pirates, parades and live music on Poole Quay!
As well as stalls of locally sourced produce from fresh fish, cheeses, local gins, themed clothing stalls, jewellery, art, accessories stalls, and much much more!
Your questions answered! We’ve compiled the answers to your most frequently asked questions. Helping you plan your visit and get the most from your time in Sandbanks and at the beach.
Escape the noise and congestion of the city and visit Sandbanks on the South Coast. With it’s award winning golden sandy beach, crystal-clear waters and activities for all the family.
Such an amazing place. Sandy beach and extremely clean. You can take dogs on the beach on a lead too. You can paddle in the shallow part. Great for all the family.
Absolutely perfect for families with children. Safe and secure. Lovely and clean and plenty of parking.
Our goto spot for an evening swim. During the week after work I take the kids here around 7pm for an evening swim.
What a great little gem. The beach was beautiful, clean and well maintained.
Love it, anytime of the year, now is the best time though! 7 miles sandy clean beach, what’s not to LIKE?
What a lovely place would go again. Sandbanks has fantastic views!
Very nice sandy beaches with dunes. A good place to relax by the sea and there are not as many people as on other beaches. Great bike routes. I recommend.
Went to Sandbanks, best beach I’ve been to! Every thing just seemed so clean. Sand, water… it was made even better by the sunny day.
Very nice beach and lot quieter than Bournemouth crowded beach. Its sandy and clean. There are few benches to sit down. Showers are nearby but no cafes or shops. It is ideal for a family day out on a sunny day. You can bring your food and chairs as the car park is only a couple of minutes walk. Would highly recommend 👌