Sandbanks Shore Road Beach

Sandbanks Shore Road Beach is the baby sister of the much larger and popular Sandbanks Beach. The actual beach looks exactly the same with wide golden fine sand and gently sloping access to the water making it great for families. However it’s a bit quieter even though it has great facilities such as cafe/bar/restaurant, toilets, beach office, ice-cream kiosk and lifeguard station. Tesco Express is just around the corner on the main road (Banks Road) which helps if you are trying to keep costs down.

Sat Nav postcode is BH13 7PN (Google map)

Sandbanks Shore Road Beach
Sandbanks Shore Road Beach

Note: Google maps shows Shore Road Beach to be strip of sand on the harbour side of the road (where Shore Road meets Haven Road). This beach is mainly used by kitesurfers on windy days or other watersports enthusiasts. The water is shallow for a long way out so perfect for practising such activities. The Shore Road Beach that we are describing on this page is the beach looking out onto the sea and not the harbour side.

The only problem with Sandbanks Shore Road Beach is that the car park is a bit small and fills up very quickly. (for car park details see bottom of page). Alternative on-road parking can be found along Banks Road BH13 7PW (Pay & Display) or a bit further away in the residential streets – see parking for Flag Head Beach but this may be a bit too far away if you are weighed down with beach bags and equipment.

Sandbanks Shore Road Car Park

Sat Nav postcode is BH13 7PN. (Google map) Capacity 72 spaces (12 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 Shore Road Car Park Charges

8am-10pm, Mon-SunMar-OctNov-Feb
1 hour£2.50£1.40
2 hours£4.90£3.10*
3 hours£7.50£3.10*
4 hours£10.70£3.10*
6 hours£15£3.10*
14 hours£19.60£3.10*
Overnight parking 10pm-8am £2.70. No height restriction. * Parking fee Nov-Feb applies only until midnight. Info checked/updated 06 March 2023
Blue Flag Award beach. Water quality is excellent and monitored on a daily basis. Water analysis results can be found at the beach office.
Jazz Cafe Sandbanks

Related Pages: Bournemouth Beach / Alum Chine Beach / Branksome Chine Beach / Flaghead Beach / Sandbanks Shore Road Beach / Sandbanks Beach / Sandbanks / Sandbanks Ferry / Shell Bay /