Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks Beach is considered one of Britain’s best beaches and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for over 30 years. It’s particularly well suited to families since the beaches are wide and there are two lifeguard stations protecting the beach. If it clouds over then there is a children’s play area, crazy golf, slackline, table tennis and volleyball nets.

Location: Banks Road, Sandbanks, BH13 8QJ (Google Map)

Sandbanks Beach
Sandbanks Beach

Facilities include public toilets, drinking water, restaurant/cafe, ice-cream/cafe kiosk, beach shop, beach office with first-aid and a designated barbecue zone toward the western end of the beach.

Sandbanks Beach Car Park

Sat Nav postcode is BH13 8QJ. (Google map) Capacity 532 spaces (11 disabled). Car park charges are given below. Payment can be made using cash, phone or using an online app (JustPark, RingGo or PayByPhone).

More information about this car park can be found on the website

Sandbanks Beach Car Park Charges

8am-10pm, Mon-Sun15 Mar – 31 Oct01 Nov – 14 Mar
1 hour£2.80£1.50
2 hours£5.40£3.40
3 hours£8.30£3.40
4 hours£11.80£3.40
6 hours£16.50£3.40
14 hours£21.60£3.40
Overnight 10pm – 8am£3Free
Open 24 hrs. No height restriction. Info last checked/updated 04 March 2024
Sandbanks Beach is a Blue Flag beach
Blue Flag Award Beach. It has held the award every year since 1987. The award recognises coastal destinations that have achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety and commitment to the environment.
Lifeguard station
volleyball net
Parade of shops just across the road from the main beach car park on Banks Road. Rick Stein Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Poole. CAFF cafe is also do a great cooked breakfast as well as plenty of more healthy dishes.
This is the beach car park. It has a capacity of 532 parking spaces but during the summer holidays it can get very busy and there are often queues to get in especially at weekends and Bank Holidays when good weather has been forecast. Try to arrive early before 9am. – see below for car park charges

Related Pages: Bournemouth Beach / Sandbanks Shore Road Beach / Sandbanks / Sandbanks Ferry / Brownsea Island / Boat Trips from Sandbanks