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It is popular with younger, more active visitors but is also used by many families. It has a lively Mediterranean-style café, a beach brasserie and nearby bars. There are good toilet facilities (including those for disabled visitors) and a wide selection of watersports available, including sailing and windsurfing. Sand wheelchairs are also available for the disabled. There is also a marked safe swim zone and a lost children patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September.
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Approximate sea surface temperature: 16.6°CDetailed weather and tides »
Car parking available near the beach.
Designated dog area at the western end of Beach to Haven Point. Dogs not allowed on the rest of the beach during the summer.
Cleaned daily during the summer.
Daily - 30th April - 25th September
Excellent water quality
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Land & Wave (0.8 miles)
Brownsea Island (1 miles)
Jetski Safaris (1.2 miles)
U-Escape (2.5 miles)
Dorset Day Trips (2.8 miles)
Be At One Cocktail Bar (2.9 miles)
RNLI College Discovery Tour (3 miles)
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (3 miles)
The MacGuffin Project (3.3 miles)
Oceana Day Spa (3.5 miles)
All distances are approximate
less than a mile northeast as the seagull flies, just over a mile by road.
around 3 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 7 miles by road.
around 5 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 7 miles by road.
around 6 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
less than a mile south-southwest as the seagull flies, less than a mile by road.
around 6 miles south as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
less than a mile southwest as the seagull flies, less than a mile by road.
Location: Sandbanks, Poole
Location type: Urban
OS Grid: SZ050883
Local Authority: Poole
Nearest postcode: BH13 7PS
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)
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