Sandbanks Beach, Poole, Dorset
  • Profile

    Sandbanks Beach Information

    Sandbanks beach on the Sandbanks Peninsular is a large sandy beach ideal for those looking to relax and those that want a more active beach. This is a very active beach with a wide (seasonal) selection of watersports available including parascending, inflatables, kayaks, jet-ski hire to name just a few.

    Sandbanks Peninsular is probably becoming more known for the large expensive beachfront houses than it’s beach but the beach is good.

    The Poole harbour side of Sandbanks Peninsular is very popular with sailing and windsurfing where the large expansive of shallow flat water provides excellent conditions for beginners or the more experienced.

    If this is a little too busy, you could always take the chain ferry over the Poole harbour entrance to Studland for less built up beaches.

    Facilities include large car parks and on-road parking, toilets (disabled facilities), showers, food kiosk, cafe, and lifeguards in the summer.

    Sandbanks Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Sandbanks Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Poole, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures peaking at 17°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Tuesday, Oct 23rd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:45 am    6:01 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 24th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
     
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      7:46 am    5:59 pm
    Thursday, Oct 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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      7:48 am    5:57 pm

    Friday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Saturday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and windy throughout the day.
     
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    Sunday, Oct 28th
     Windy until evening.
     
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    Monday, Oct 29th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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