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Poole - Harbour Sandbanks Beach

Poole, Poole

Beautiful sandy beach with a wide variety of facilities. Sandbanks is very popular with families in the summer. Activities include childrens' games, crazy golf, windsurfing, sailing and paddle boats. There is a swimmers only zone and lifeguards on duty during the summer season (look for local duty times).

Beach Type



Beach huts
Toilets inc disabled
Disabled access
Deck chair hire
Pedallo hire
First aid
Lost child centre
Crazy golf

Nature and Wildlife

Wild life nature reserve. area of historic interest

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

litter bins.


Dogs restricted.

Tourist Information

Poole welcome centre. Enefco house. Poole Quay. Poole. Dorset. BH15 1HJ. [email protected] tel: 01202 253253


Nearest town: Poole
County: Poole
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6955, -1.93061
Postcode: BH13 7PJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


4 miles from Poole centre and well signposted from the town centre. Regular year round bus service. Cycle racks are also available.

Nearest Railway Stations

Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Branksome (Approx. 2 miles away)
Poole (Approx. 3 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hamworthy (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Large car park is available with easy access to this beach. Charges apply.

Nearby Car Parks

Shore Road, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Sandbanks, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ravine Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Western Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Beach Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Salterns Way, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Ferry Way, Sandbanks (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Branksome Dene Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Shell Bay, Studland (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Poole