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
A glorious sheltered haven ideal for younger swimmers. Relax and enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves and watch the sail boats gliding in to the harbour.
Miles of sandy beaches located just over the bay from Sandbanks. With wide golden sands backed by sand dunes, nature reserve and a seafood restaurant.
A gorgoues unspoilt beach with golden sand, dunes and views out over the English Channel.
With a little wooden cafe serving food for the weary traveller. Also home to the famous Pig on the Beach hotel and restaurant.
The closest beach to Old Harry’s Rocks with chalming little wooden beach huts and a sheltered cove.
An island adventure for all the family, with dramatic views to the Purbeck Hills, Poole Harbour and thriving natural habitats to explore.
The award winning and world famous beach. Golden sands & sparkling Blue Flag waters with the best hotels, restaurants & watersports activities in the UK.
A four-mile stretch of glorious natural coastline awaits with golden, sandy beaches that gently sloap in to the ocean and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.
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.
There is approximately 9 miles of unspoilt beaches from Sandbanks to Hengistbury Head, which would take 3 hours to walk from end-to-end.
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.
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.
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.