Beaches and islands

From iconic Blue Flag beaches to Brownsea Island, discover the most incredible experiences that Sandbanks and Poole have to offer.

Top Beaches and islands

Britains best beaches

Skirting the coastline and running all the way from Sandbanks as far as the eye can see to Hengistbury Head, miles of beautiful beach are at your feet and ready for you to enjoy.

Sandbanks Peninsula
Fun fact

There is approximately 9 miles of unspoilt beaches from Sandbanks to Hengistbury Head, which would take 3 hours to walk from end-to-end.

Sandbanks Beach to Hengistbury Head

Sandbanks Beach to Hengistbury Head

A favourite pastime of locals and visitors to Sandbanks, spending time at the beach is a luxury ALL of us can afford. Whether it’s an autumn stroll or a game of cricket, an early morning paddle or to lie in the sunshine on a warm summer’s day, beach culture truly encapsulates the laid-back attitude that defines so much of the way of life here in Sandbanks.

Sandbanks Hotel Beachside View

Exuding calm and relaxation, the local beaches are enjoyed by thousands of people all year round. Whatever the season, there’s something for everybody to love. With so much coastline at your feet, there’s always a quiet space in the sand to enjoy all to yourself.

Island Adventures

A view through the trees on Brownsea Island

A view through the trees on Brownsea Island

Boasting the largest natural harbour in the World, Poole offers some unique and truly stunning locations you just have to explore when you visit. There’s of course the historically significant Brownsea Island, which you can reach from Sandbanks or Poole Quay with just a short boat trip over the calm waters of the bay. There’s also access via the Sandbanks Chain Ferry to the Isle of Purbeck.