Sandbanks Beach

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 its 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 kiosks, cafes, and lifeguards in the summer.

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

Dog Friendly Beach?

Sandbanks Beach has dog restrictions.
From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on Sandbanks main beach and must be kept on a lead on the promenade and paths.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Sandbanks Beach 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.

Sandbanks Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 18.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Jun 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Jun 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Jun 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Jun 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (ENE)

Poole weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Sandbanks Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandbanks Beach is at Poole (Entrance) 0.91 km (0.56 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Sandbanks Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 02 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:12 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 06:55 (Height 1.90m)
   Low Tide at 14:29 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 19:18 (Height 2.12m)
Sat 03 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:53 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 07:51 (Height 2.02m)
   Low Tide at 15:11 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 20:06 (Height 2.21m)
Sun 04 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:34 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 08:44 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 15:53 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 20:53 (Height 2.27m)
Mon 05 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:15 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 09:32 (Height 2.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:35 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 21:39 (Height 2.27m)
Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:58 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 10:20 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 17:20 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 22:23 (Height 2.22m)
Wed 07 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:43 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 11:09 (Height 2.03m)
   Low Tide at 18:10 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 23:06 (Height 2.14m)
Thu 08 Jun
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 12:05 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 19:06 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 23:52 (Height 2.04m)

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