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“lovely beach”(99 reviews)
“car park”(109 reviews)
“clean water”(16 reviews)
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Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been designated by the European Commission as one of the few areas in the United Kingdom which has achieved the highest standard of cleanliness. Sandbanks has held the highly coveted...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ, England
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+44 1202 708181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Now that the summer visitors and sand castle builders have left Sandbanks beach it is an ideal time to visit. One can walk along the sands from just near where the ferry leaves for the Purbecks all the way to Hengistbury Head - several miles....More

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Info for dog owners. Just been told that the beach is now open for the winter to take dogs on the beach.. don't forget to take bags with you.

Thank bella62cindy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Clean, fine sand with plenty of space for all. Cafes, restaurant and changing facilities all present. My grandchildren were a bit concerned when I threatened to put them in the dog wash, but thought it hilarious to watch 2 golden retrievers having a wash and...More

Thank Were-rabbit101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great great beach, always clean, dog friendly, plenty of clean facilities, easy walk to plenty of restaurants. Simply superb.

Thank Marperirish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a fairly quiet day in October and were lucky enough to secure a disabled parking space in the car park. there are a few of them, but I'm guessing at busy times they are all full. Parking £4 for 2 hours (horrendous)...More

Thank Roll_and_stroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful clean beach safe for children the only down side is the price you have to pay for parking you car

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice beach and area but the parking greed is ridicules £2.00 per hr pure greed , so best to get there by bus!!

Thank kenneth w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful beach in a lovely setting. It is popular with people and can be quite relaxing, there are places to eat and take a break.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is clean, family and dog friendly. The sand is so soft and clean. Just beautiful. One of the best beaches in the UK.

Thank rhiyoma o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and clean today. Sandy beach. Plenty of parking available. Glorious on a lovely sunny day.

Thank jackiembullard
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Alan C
30 July 2018|
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Response from BIOPAUL | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry not sure on that one you could ring Rockley Park site office , they will know . I did see people down on the beach with dogs in the evening .
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GraceB2025
24 July 2018|
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Response from BeachO2 | Property representative |
Hi Grace, thank you for your questions. Unfortunately the car park is not free to national trust members and is chargeable by the hour. For more information on the charges please visit our website. You are able to hire... More
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georgiana S
2 July 2018|
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Response from nobbyclark | Reviewed this property |
You might get away with it. I’ve never seen anyone in authority down there apart from the odd lifeguard
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