A luxurious seaside town, Sandbanks is located on a small peninsula at the entrance to Poole Harbour. Spend your days relaxing on Sandbanks' pleasant beach, or explore the surrounding towns and countryside – all against the backdrop of the beautiful south coast of England.
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If you want to bring your pet, you can easily find a pet-friendly property in Sandbanks. If this is a top requirement for you, have a look at the apartment rentals in Sandbanks. This is the most pet-friendly type of accommodation there. There's no need to look exclusively outside the city for a rental, as a few of the pet-friendly rentals are very central (less than 2 kilometres from the city centre).
The Weather in Sandbanks
Check out the climate diagram for Sandbanks. In July, maximum temperatures climb above 22°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 1° in February. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is April.
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Fresh, five-star seafood
As you would expect from a coastal town, Sandbanks is a great place to buy and eat fresh seafood. Whether you dine at one of the local seafood restaurants or buy some to take back to your Sandbanks accommodation, the choice and quality of seafood are excellent. Sandbanks' dining highlight is undoubtedly Rick Stein's restaurant, where you can enjoy five-star seafood while taking in the view across Poole Bay. However, make sure you reserve a table, as the restaurant is as popular as other Rick Stein restaurants around the world.
Seaside fun for the kids
Take the kids to Sandbanks Beach, popular with visitors for decades and ideal for children thanks to its shallow waters. Older children and adults can have a go at windsurfing and other water sports, while the whole family can take a break from sunbathing with a trip to Sandbanks' impressive crazy golf course. Oceanarium, an aquarium in nearby Bournemouth, is a great rainy-day option. Home to 150 species of fish, otters, crocodiles, and even penguins, the aquarium even has a virtual dive cage, allowing visitors to see what it's like to swim with sharks. Explore the area from a different viewpoint by taking a boat trip around Poole Bay and along the coast, hopping on and off at Poole, Bournemouth, or Swanage.
Explore Sandbanks and surrounding area
From Sandbanks, you can enjoy great views of Brownsea Island, set in the middle of Poole Bay. Alternatively, if you have time, take a boat trip to the island itself. Home to the rare red squirrel, as well as bird-like kingfishers and terns, Brownsea is a haven for nature lovers. However, the island also has a fascinating history to explore. It was here that Lord Baden Powell held the very first scout camp, and the island inspired children's author Enid Blyton, who also used to holiday here.
Another interesting trip is a ride on the regular Sandbanks ferry, which takes visitors on a short journey across the mouth of Poole Bay to Studland, a suburb of Swanage. The ferry delivers you into Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve, home to Agglestone, an intriguing 400-tonne rock sitting alone on a hill on the heath. Whereas this is the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy's fictional Wessex, these days, you're more likely to spot reptiles than romantic heroines on the heath.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Sandbanks?
Prices for holiday accommodation in Sandbanks start at £71 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Sandbanks?
There are currently 536 holiday homes in Sandbanks to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Sandbanks?
Travellers planning holidays to Sandbanks most often look for internet, TVs, and gardens when it comes to accommodation amenities.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Sandbanks?
With 536 holiday rentals available in Sandbanks, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Sandbanks holiday home?
Dogs are welcome in Sandbanks, which is home to 116 pet-friendly holiday homes.
What's the best time of year to travel to Sandbanks?
Sun lovers should visit Sandbanks in July and August to enjoy the warmest weather.
How do I find discounts on holiday rentals in Sandbanks?
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