Destination guide

The friendly area of Sandbanks awaits your stay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Sandbanks. This welcoming and relaxing city is well known for its restaurants, spas and bars. Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Sandbanks

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Sandbanks a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Alum Chine Beach (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Poole Twin Sails Bridge (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Oceanarium (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Bournemouth Pier (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • The Square (3.1 mi / 5 km)

Seasonal weather in Sandbanks

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sandbanks

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sandbanks is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brownsea Island (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Bournemouth Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Sandbanks Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Compton Acres (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Shell Bay Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Alum Chine Beach (2 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Sandbanks

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Southampton (SOU), which is 30.8 mi (49.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sandbanks?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 872 holiday lettings around Sandbanks. From 263 houses to 212 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sandbanks? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sandbanks. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal: 1,595 holiday lettings
  • Mudeford Quay: 1,712 holiday lettings
  • Swanage Beach: 1,304 holiday lettings
  • Boscombe Pier: 1,607 holiday lettings
  • Alum Chine Beach: 1,611 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sandbanks listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sandbanks?

Yes, of course. offers 263 Houses in Sandbanks. Our other popular types of Sandbanks holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 212 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 334 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sandbanks?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 47 holiday homes with pool available in Sandbanks. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.