Sandbanks Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Sandbanks Beach

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Sandbanks' south east facing beach, a regular Blue Flag award winner, is sheltered and extremely family friendly with golden sands gradually sloping into the water, which is safe for swimming and covered by lifeguards May to September.

There is a promenade with cafes, shops, a crazy golf course, children's amusements and a mini road train that gives rides along the seafront. The wide sands host volleyball and polo championships and from the beach you can learn to windsurf or sail, or hire jet skis, kayaks or inflatables.

On the other side of the spit is Whitley Lake, a shallow part of the harbour recommended for board sailing, and the Naitonal Trust reserve at Brownsea Island with deer, peacocks and squirrel is just a ferry ride away.

Please note that the contact information is for the local tourist information centre so please do plan your journey independently.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Poole Tourism Enefco House, Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ, England

Phone number

01202 253253



Click here to visit Sandbanks Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Sandbanks Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Sandbanks Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Sandbanks Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Sandbanks Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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