Visit the iconic Sandbanks Beach

The award winning and world famous beach. Golden sands & sparkling Blue Flag waters with the best hotels, restaurants & watersports activities in the UK.


Sandbanks Beach, Banks Road, Poole, UK

Sandbanks has one of the UK’s most iconic beaches and the name of the surrounding suburb in Poole, Dorset. Sandbanks Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Britain and therefore a Top Tourist Attraction in Dorset.

From the moment you step out on the soft, golden sand and look out over the beautiful blue ocean with the Jurassic Coastline as your backdrop, you’ll feel like you’re in heaven! It really is the most beautiful place in Britain.

Sandbanks Beach stretches from Canford Cliffs beach at Shore road some one and a half miles westward, incorporating Cubs Beach where it joins to the Haven Point car and passenger ferry linking the Sandbanks peninsula in Poole with Studland on the Isle of Purbeck.

The beach is nationally known as one of the finest, if not the finest beach in the country. And with its proximity to a wide range of hotels and holiday apartments in Poole and Bournemouth, Sandbanks is an ideal location for a seaside holiday or shorter break. The beach has pebble free soft golden sands and breath-taking views over the crystal clear blue water towards the Purbeck hills.

Sandcastles at Sandbanks Beach

Building sandcastles at Sandbanks Beach

You can relax on the beach while the children have fun building sandcastles with their buckets and spades. Lie back and listen to the melodic sounds of the waves as they continuously roll onto the shore and back out again.

Beach volleyball courts Sandbanks Beach

Beach volleyball courts on the sand

If you are more energetic there is space for games and an area set aside for beach volley ball. The facilities adjacent to the beach are second to none, with toilets, restaurants, refreshment kiosks and children’s play facilities all close at hand. As a Blue Flag beach for more than 30 years and safe bathing, Sandbanks is the ideal spot for a family holiday.

If you are in your car there is a large car park within 50 metres of the beach, but there are also regular bus services from Bournemouth and Poole. To sum up: There are many beaches for holiday visits in Britain. And then there is Sandbanks!