How to get to Sandbanks
With affordable public transport, parking right near the beach, ebike & scooter hire or if you prefer to use foot-power, plan your trip to Sandbanks Beach.
To get to Sandbanks in Dorset, England, you can follow these general directions:
- From London or other parts of the UK, take the M3 or M27 motorway towards Bournemouth.
- Continue on the A31 and take the A35 towards Poole.
- Follow the signs to Sandbanks. There are various routes you can take, but generally, you’ll need to go through Poole town center and cross the Poole Bridge onto the B3369.
- Follow the B3369 to the Sandbanks area.
Take a train to Poole Railway Station. There are direct train services from London Waterloo and other major cities in the UK.
From Poole Station, you can take a taxi or a local bus to Sandbanks. Taxis are readily available outside the station, and there are several bus routes that serve Sandbanks.
Several local bus services operate in the area and connect to Sandbanks. The most convenient bus routes are the 50 and 60, operated by More Buses. These routes run between Poole and Bournemouth, passing through Sandbanks.
You can catch these buses from Poole Bus Station or Bournemouth Square.
During the summer season, there is a ferry service that operates between Sandbanks and Studland. The Sandbanks Ferry crosses Poole Harbour and provides a scenic way to reach Sandbanks if you’re coming from Studland or Swanage.
Once you arrive in Sandbanks, you can explore the beautiful beach, visit the nearby nature reserves, or enjoy water activities such as sailing or paddleboarding.