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Sandbanks Beach, Poole

4.6
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Sandbanks Beach, noted for its shallow, clear waters and outrageously expensive real estate, is Britain’s premier beach. The soft, white sand is great for kids, but the low waves make surfing impossible. Amenities include restrooms, showers, and, during the busy summer months, first aid and lifeguards. The beach can be very crowded in the summer. An alternative to swimming is enjoying a walk along the shore to Boscombe Pier. To visit Sandbanks Beach on your trip to Poole, use our Poole online travel route planner .
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  • What can you say about a beach? Plenty of sand, a couple of cafes and a rarity nowadays some public toilets. Some very expensive properties overlooking the water from front and back. Parking a rip-off...  more »
  • In the winter it’s lovely to wrap up warm and go for a walk along sandbanks beach to either Bournemouth pier or boscombe . Cafe is good for a warm drink and cake .  more »
  • Sandbanks is so unlike the typical UK beaches we have come across during our coastal hike around the Devon coastline...not a rock or pebble to be seen, just golden sand even at low tide. The highlight...  more »
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  • Fabulous beach. Clean sands and clear sea. Pity about the parking if you don't have the right money. It's £2.00 an hour. So go prepared with the right money is my advice.
  • If you're looking for a feeling of escapism you'll love this spot. You can park at least 3 metres away from the shore line. And watch the waves rush in and away. The ferry is just a few metres away and if the weather's fine you can cross for a small charge of around £4. There's a hotel a few metres to the side. I only regret not packing a flask and some sandwiches.
  • Excellent food for a quick break the service was quick enough. Burgers and fish and ships were great but a lot of other choices. Great sea view. Easy to park.
  • Lovely beach with smooth sand, parking is a nightmare in the summer and you always have to pay no matter what time of day or year so beware. Apart from that there are toilets, shops, restaurants, dog wash, ice cream stands and a defibrillator! Defiantly a beach to visit for a family fun day out
  • Something special about this place in the evening. The sound of the sea, the wind and this amazing view. Although Poole councils approach to car parking fees is pretty much extortionate. At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he was robbing people blind. Apart from that it's pretty dam special
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