Sandbanks is a small peninsula, 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 “Britain’s Palm Beach,” and Sandbanks Beach is known as one of the best beaches in the UK.
WHERE TO PLAY, STAY, EAT & DRINK IN SANDBANKS
PLAY | SURF: When there is a swell you can surf at Bournemouth Pier or Boscombe Pier. Both Surf Steps and Sorted Surf Schools offer rentals and/or lessons. WATERSPORTS ACADEMY: Cycle hire, wind surfing courses, SUP rental, sailing courses, yacht charter, kayak rental etc., located just behind Sandbanks Hotel! Rent bikes, take the ferry across the channel, and cycle through Studland. So fun!
STAY | The Pig On The Beach: A charming new hotel in Studland. I plan to go back and do a full review just so I have a good excuse to stay at this cute B&B! Sandbanks Hotel: A bit run down, but the amazing location, right on Sandbanks Beach, makes it ideal for families. Harbour Heights Hotel: I have not been to this hotel but a friend of mine stayed here and said it has stunning views!
EAT & DRINK | Sandbanks Cafe: I didn’t eat here but my English friend Sophie said it’s a great breakfast spot. Jazz Cafe: The food is not very good and the service is even worse, but you can’t beat the location, right on Sandbanks Beach. Jazz Cafe is a good spot to take your kids for lunch or stop for a beer or an ice cream. Bankes Arms: Pub lunch in a killer setting in Studland. Edge Restaurant and Cafe Shore: I didn’t have a chance to dine at these but Sophie also suggested both as great dinner spots in Sandbanks.