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Sandbanks Beach, Poole

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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. Plan to visit Sandbanks Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Poole attractions using our Poole travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Come here every year, clean safe and welcoming the sandbanks is a fantastic beach to visit, have spent countless hours enjoying the sunshine and sea. Great amenities, with lots of places to get food a...  more »
  • Absolutely superb beach, that to the side has dog friendly areas too. Has a barbecue area, a dog wash and ample parking, but you will queue on a hot sunny summers day.  more »
  • Popped into here on route home from a nearby holiday park. The beach is stunning! It's not commercial and the car park is just next to it at £2 per hour.. bit expensive for day trip. We had lunch at t...  more »
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  • In my opinion, one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Lovely white sand and a large enough stretch that even on busy days, there is still plenty of space. Water is fairly clean for keen swimmers and small waves mane out perfectly safe for children. Plenty of shops and cafes if you need something but be aware they are expensive. Be sure to take some time to appreciate some of the stunning beachfront properties. Arrive early for the best chance of parking close and getting the best spot.
  • This is a wonderful beach. White sand, clean, lifeguards and shops. Parking is a bit steep and you have to get there early on a sunny day.
  • Pleasant and easy accessible beach. If driving , arrive early during summer months to get a car park place. Good café's on the beach and across the road.
  • Very well looked after beach with life guards present at all the times which makes your stay at the beach more relaxed especially if you have little once with you. Sand and water are clean. Shops and cafes along the coast on a pricy side as to be expected, parking charges reasonable about £4-£5 for 4 hours. Lots to do around for the whole family.
  • Clean soft sand. Good view... But if the weather is good, it will be packed.