Lifestyle and culture

From fine-dining by the beach, festivals & events to historic and unique architecture, immerse yourself in the unique cultural experiences of Sandbanks.

Unique architecture

85 Banks Road Sandbanks Dorset

Sandbanks is home to some of the most innovative architecture in the UK

Having seen rapid development in the last century to become the number one location to live and visit in the UK, Sandbanks is now as well known for it’s stunning architecture as it is for it’s legendary watersports activities and beautiful scenery. Read more.


The Pavilion at Sandbanks - circa mid 19th Century.

The Pavilion at Sandbanks 20th Century

From humble beginnings as a sand covered and uninhabited pensinsula at the turn of the century, Sandbanks has evolved through the Victorian era to the present day in to a must visit holiday location. The historical significance of the small area of the UK can not be underestimated. Read more.

Everyone’s Welcome

Beach frisby on the Beach

Beach frisby on the Beach

Although known as a millionaire’s playground, Sandbanks welcomes millions of visitors and locals each year from every walk of life from all over the world. You can experience the same lifestyle while you visit. From boat charters and jet ski higher to every kind of watersports you can imagine, feel like a millionaire even just for one day!

Beach lifestyle

Saltwater Sauna at Sandbanks Beach Dorset

Saltwater Sauna at Sandbanks Beach Dorset

Experience Sandbanks like the locals do. We guarantee you’ll leave feeling restored and eager to plan your next visit to the golden shores of this very special place in Dorset. Enjoy long days on the beach, alfresco dining, harbour cruises and boat trips to Brownsea Island and beyond.

Festivals & Events

SandPolo on Sandbanks Beach - a unique equestrian event

SandPolo on Sandbanks Beach – a unique equestrian event

Sandbanks Beach plays host to a number of international events and offers a unique and stunning backdrop to to enjoy while you attend. Two of the biggest in the calendar happen in summer – namely SandPolo and Sandfest. Both attended by many thousands of people from across the globe.