Attractions in Sandbanks

  • Ten acres of beautiful gardens, shops, restaurants, a delicatessen and regular events. Open 7 days a week.

  • Recently restored Victorian Pier located at the Southern area of Swanage Bay

  • Dorset's premier standard gauge preserved steam railway. Operates between Swanage and Norden, through the Isle of Purbeck.

  • Pair of impressive chalk sea stacks located off the end of Handfast Point near Swanage. Named after local pirate, Harry Paye

  • Come face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe.

  • A 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland.

  • Housed in a fine Victorian villa overlooking the beach the gallery and museum are home to an important fine art collection and extensive Victoriana from around the Globe

  • Play 'Solo', 'All against all', and the 'Team' games in purpose built arena with castle towers, turrets, ramps, mazes, swirling fog and state of the art sound and lighting effects.

  • University museum celebrating plastics in design. Collection contains over 8,000 international, historical and contemporary design examples

  • Large public park adjacent to Poole harbour. Contains several man made lakes and is a conservation area

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