Thought to be Poole's number one beach, Sandbanks is the winner of more blue flag awards than any other British beach. Situated just four miles from Poole centre on the Sandbanks Peninsula the beach, a five kilometre stretch of golden sand, is a bustling haven for swimmers, children and water sports enthusiasts alike.
The beach is family-friendly, with a safe swimming zone, children's amusements, crazy golf, a designated area for barbecues and a train running up and down the promenade. Pedalos and catamarans are available for hire as are volleyball posts and nets, and the beach is home to the annual Premier Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Classic, which attracts a host of local and international players.
Type of Beach
There is a seasonal lifeguard service
dogs are restricted to the area running from the extreme western end of Sandbanks Promenade to Haven Point.
Toilets including facilities for the disabled and baby changing. cafes and kiosks close by. Beach wheelchairs available
There are a number of car parks adjacent to the beach. There is a charge for using the car parks
Accessed from the adjacent B3369. paths lead down the cliffs to the promenade.
Other beaches near Sandbanks Beach
Sandbanks Beach tide times
Sun 28th FebruaryHigh 5:18am (5.70m)
Low 12:07pm (0.50m)
High 5:39pm (5.55m)
Mon 1st MarchLow 12:21am (0.54m)
High 5:56am (5.80m)
Low 12:47pm (0.42m)
High 6:17pm (5.60m)
Tue 2nd MarchLow 1:02am (0.51m)
High 6:36am (5.79m)
Low 1:27pm (0.48m)
High 6:57pm (5.55m)
Wed 3rd MarchLow 1:42am (0.60m)
High 7:16am (5.66m)
Low 2:07pm (0.66m)
High 7:38pm (5.40m)