Life’s a beach for the lucky souls that happen to own houses around Sandbanks Beach. The one kilometer peninsula crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour and is home to some of the finest properties on the planet. Its list of inhabitants is a who’s who of the rich and famous, but what else would you expect from an area that has the fourth highest land value in the world? The good news is that you can rub shoulders with the stars by paying a visit to Sandbanks Beach yourself.
As you would expect from a beach with such exorbitant prices, this rarified stretch of sand is nigh on perfect. It’s probably the best beach on the south coast and has held a European Blue Flag award for over 30 years, which is given to only the cream of the crop in terms of cleanliness, plus, it ensures there are lifeguards on duty during the peak holiday times of the year.
Sandbanks is a wonderfully safe beach, which is perfect for the whole family. In this sheltered stretch of the English Channel, you can rely on the surf being peaceful; only very rarely does it ever get out of hand. Plus, the gentle gradient of the beach allows for plenty of wading in the shallows. A word to the wise, if you’re planning on bringing your dog for a splash in the sea, it’s worth remembering that the beach is not dog-friendly during the peak summer season months of May through September.
In terms of the facilities available at Sandbanks Beach, you can make the 15-minute car journey from our Poole Centre hotel, (20 minutes from our Poole North hotel) and park up at the large car park that’s located close to the beach, as well as its other facilities. These include toilets, burger bars, a BBQ area, ice cream stalls and the popular Sandbanks Beach Café.
You can take your pick from plenty of watersport options as well, such as kayaking. There are also more extravagant options, such as jet skis, aquatic jetpacks and flying, which reveal the wealth of the Sandbanks area.