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Beaches in Poole

Poole is home to one of Britain's best beaches – Sandbanks. It has been awarded 26 prestigious International Blue Flags for achieving the highest standards of cleanliness, more than any other beach in the UK.
Over three miles of golden sands offer clean clear waters, stunning views, waterside restaurants, café bars and fun for all the family.

Enjoy yourself and stay safe relaxing on Poole’s beaches.  

Beach Accessible Wheelchairs

If you are a wheelchair user we have two beach accessible wheelchairs you can use. Simply contact us, providing 24 hours' notice, and we can arrange for a wheelchair to be available for you at the (Poole) beach of your choice.

Sailing Vessels on the beach

Park your sailing vessel on the beach at Shore Road between 01 March – 30 November. Apply for a licence.

Cycling on the Promenade

You can cycle on the prom but please be aware there are restrictions in place during July and August. Please read about the time and speed restrictions to avoid on-the-spot fines.

Filming and Photography on Poole's Beaches

Film and photographic companies can contact the Council via communications@poole.gov.uk. We will be able to provide assistance, advise on locations and let you know whether the beach you wish to use is available; we run a number of events on them throughout the year.

Film and photographic companies will need to gain prior approval and possibly provide public liability insurance certificates if:

  • filming/photography requires a large amount of equipment that may cause disruption or obstruction to beach users.
  • a large crew is involved, or if crowds are needed for filming/photography.
  • any activity being filmed/photographed that may affect the safety or cause disturbance to beach users.

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Contact us

Beach Office
Sandbanks Beach
Banks Road
BH13 7QQ


01202 708181