Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks Beach, Poole, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Poole, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Sandbanks Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       0%  36%   2 mph
      7:01 am    6:59 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain starting in the evening.
       62%  64%   10 mph
      7:03 am    6:56 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       62%  68%   6 mph
      7:04 am    6:54 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until evening.
       29%  88%   8 mph
      7:06 am    6:52 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
       33%  64%   10 mph
      7:07 am    6:50 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
       36%  100%   13 mph
      7:09 am    6:47 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain in the morning and windy starting in the evening.
       46%  95%   21 mph
      7:10 am    6:45 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Windy in the morning and light rain until evening.
       52%  97%   24 mph
      7:12 am    6:43 pm

  • Sandbanks Beach Tide Times


  • Sandbanks 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.
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