"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Sandbanks is a small peninsula or spit (1 km2 or 0.39 sq mi) crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour on the English Channel coast at Poole in Dorset, England. It is well known for the highly regarded Sandbanks Beach and property value; Sandbanks has, by area, the fourth highest land value in the world. The Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs Coastline area has been dubbed as "Britain's Palm Beach" by the national media.

Local authority: Poole Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ043867

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Things to see and do in and around Sandbanks

  • The Big Canoe
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf
  • Brownsea Island
  • Whitecliff Play Area
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet
  • The Ark
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool
  • Waterfront Museum
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum
  • Scaplen's Court Museum
  • Bowlplex Branksome
  • Curious About Bournemouth
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth
  • RockReef
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium
  • Oceanarium
  • Prevail Skatehouse
  • The Bournemouth Eye
  • Bournemouth Eye
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth
  • Purbeck Toy and Musical Boxes and Vintage End of Pier Museum
  • Splashdown
  • Bowlplex Tower Park
  • Lemur Landings
  • Swanage Railway
  • Upton Country Park
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf

Tourist Information

Welcome Centre
Enefco House
BH15 1HJ

Phone 0845 234 5560
Email info@pooletourism.com

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Forecast for Saturday 20 October


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