Animal encounters and wildlife experiences in Sandbanks & Poole
From swimming with sea life and bird watching to encounters with rare red squirrels, here are the best ways to see Sandbanks & Poole's wildlife up close.
Enjoying the natural beauty, stunning scenery and habitats of the local area is such an essential part of what makes Sandbanks & the surrounding areas of Poole such a unique location to visit.
Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve
Just before the main Sandbanks peninsula and through an old wooden gate, you’ll discover a paradise of Mother Nature. Luscombe Valley is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with diverse habitats and rare species.
Cubs Beach & Haven Point
Just a long the beach from Sandbanks, there is a whole world below the lapping waves of Cubs Beach. With large rocks that stem the ocean, just beneath the surface, there lives a cacophony of sea life to discover.
Brownsea Island is truly unique for it’s habitats and animals. It’s home to the now rare Red Squirrel but many other wonderful creatures to see and discover more about.