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.


Visit Sandbanks

Located in Poole, Dorset and surrounded by miles of glorious beaches and Jurassic Coastline, there’s so much to discover here in Sandbanks.

Glorious sunsets

With tranquil waters reflecting the suns glow from the heavens above. There really is no place like Sandbanks to relax and enjoy the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It’s a magical must-see experience.

Magnificent scenery

Boasting the second largest natural harbour in the world, enjoy the fantastic vista of the Jurassic Coastline. With views across Poole Bay towards Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills beyond.

Golden Sandy Beaches

Experience one of the best beaches in Britain with soft, golden sands and crystal clear blue waters. With a shallow bay and safe swimming conditions. There really is no better place to enjoy a staycation in the UK.

World famous hotels

Stay near the golden sands of Sandbanks Beach in one of the three exceptional hotels. All offering a range of budget matching rooms with stunning views and easy access to the beach.

Historic landmarks

Sandbanks is the perfect place to stay when you’re looking for adventure. With a boat service to Brownsea Island, car ferry to the Purbeck’s and regular bus services to help you explore.

Awesome watersports

From the calm and tranquil waters of Poole Bay to the open expanse of the English Channel and world famous Sandbanks Beach. There’s a variety of water sports facilities and equipment available for all.

Sandbanks Beach

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.

An iconic beachside resort

Where the past meets the future

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”.

Rumsey of Sandbanks

Beach Sports

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.

Water Sports

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!"
Google Reviews