Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks beach

Sandbanks Peninsula

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


Lifeguard Service

There is a seasonal lifeguard service

Dog Friendly?

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.

Nearest Town


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Sandbanks Beach tide times

  • Thu 30th November

    Low 12:27am (1.28m)
    High 6:03am (5.41m)
    Low 12:53pm (1.29m)
    High 6:24pm (5.12m)
  • Fri 1st December

    Low 1:03am (1.46m)
    High 6:42am (5.24m)
    Low 1:30pm (1.49m)
    High 7:03pm (4.89m)
  • Sat 2nd December

    Low 1:39am (1.66m)
    High 7:21am (5.03m)
    Low 2:09pm (1.71m)
    High 7:44pm (4.64m)
  • Sun 3rd December

    Low 2:16am (1.87m)
    High 8:04am (4.80m)
    Low 2:51pm (1.93m)
    High 8:31pm (4.41m)

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