With it’s glorious golden sands, award winning Blue Flag waters and beautiful views across the Jurassic Coast. Sandbanks Beach remains the main draw to the area for visitors and locals alike.
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Located in Poole, Dorset and surrounded by miles of glorious beaches and Jurassic Coastline, there’s so much to discover here in Sandbanks.
Sandbanks offers a truly unique and legendary holiday experience here on the South Coast of England. Visitors from all over the world choose premium affordable accommodation, restaurants offering fresh locally sourced food and a wide variety of activities for all the family. Widely heralded as having perfect conditions for every type of water sport, all year round.
The iconic Sandbanks Beach is known as the best beach in the UK with it’s glorious, soft golden sands, award winning Blue Flag waters and beautiful views of the Jurassic Coast. Growing exponentially year-on-year in popularity, the beach remains the main draw to the area for visitors and locals alike.
From the first moment you reach Evening Hill and catch sight of Poole Bay and Sandbanks Peninsula stretching out before you, you will be left with no doubt you’ve found a slice of heaven.
The sun glints across the calm, sparkling waters of Poole Bay. Boats sail effortlessly and serenely on their journey to-and-fro from the English Channel.
Steeped in History
It’s hard to imagine that the Sandbanks of today had such humble beginnings as an uninhabited peninsula of sand crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour on the English Channel. It is now internationally known as one of the most covetted place to live and visit in the world.
Sandbanks has gained a reputation as a sun-soaked millionaire’s playground and the 3rd most expensive place to live in the world. Property in Sandbanks sell for £millions but with unique, stunning scenery, access to watersports facilities and world-renowned yacht clubs it’s not hard to see why. It also now attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and holidaymakers every year who are looking to experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Just 100 years ago in the late Victorian era, this relatively inoquous sandy wasteland was cut off from the mainland and unrecognisable from the famous coastal holiday resort of today.
Post First World War, a road was built to connect the then named “Parkstone-on-Sea” to the mainland and holidaymakers began to flock to the area.
It wasn’t until the wit and guile of local estate agents in the 1990’s, namely Rumsey & Rumsey being one of particular note, who began to see real market opportunity in developing Sandbanks in to what is now commonly referred to as “Britain’s Palm Beach”.
Show off your sporting prowess on the beach volleyball courts, a round of crazy golf or enjoy the expanse of sand to play cricket, beach tennis or just a simple game of catch.
The Saltwater Sauna
Relax and enjoy an authentic Finnish, wood fired sauna right here on Sandbanks Beach. With seating for up to 8, there’s plenty of room for a family & friends.
Sandbanks plays host to a world-class polo event held annually on the beach bringing high-energy equine action to the area. Enjoy a weekend of polo, fashion, food and entertainment like no other.
A superb one day boutique beach festival, headlined by some of the best global artists, playing to 5000+ party goers on the world famous Sandbanks Beach.
Food & Drink
Enjoy alfresco dining or cosy meals with your loved-ones right next to the best beach in the UK. You’ll be spoilt for choice with delicious home cooked local food.
Offering some of the best facilities and safest conditions for water sports in the UK including kitesurfing, windsurfing, jetski hire and paddleboarding.
Thousands of 5⭐ reviewers say..."We 💖 Sandbanks too!"
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.
Love it, anytime of the year, now is the best time though! 7 miles sandy clean beach, what’s not to LIKE?
Angel Maria Gracen
Best destination to visit for a summer beach and picnic. Also, it is a peaceful place if visited before the summer. Had some quiet morning walks on March, April months with awesome sunrise views.
A lovely beach that is clean right down to the sand. The toilets at Sandbanks are well maintained and there is a nice cafe plus a takeaway shop if you don’t feel like cooking. The parking is also convenient with pay-by-app in use here.
Loved it! We visited for the first week in July 2022. The weather was kind and the clear sea was calm and refreshingly cold. The beach and promenade were fantasticly clean and well kept. We hope to return!
This is one of my favourite sand beaches in the south of England. Soft, white sand and clear water. you can rent the boat here to enjoy a good sunny day. it is also a good place to have a long walk to explore the natural beauty from one end to other end. I would highly recommend this beach .
What a truly beautiful sandy beach. Clean. Clear, shallow water, warm enough to swim. Sandbanks is great for kids. Lots of shells to collect. We loved it! We sat right next to sea. Great toilets, cafe/bar/drinks and snacks.
One of the most enchanting aspects of Sandbanks, UK, is the incredible sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky with breathtaking colors. Witnessing the morning sun rise over the serene horizon, casting a golden glow over the tranquil waters, is truly a magical experience. It’s as if the world awakens with a burst of warmth and beauty.