Destination guide

The friendly area of Sandbanks awaits your stay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Sandbanks. This welcoming and relaxing city is known for its restaurants, spas and bars. Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour are just a couple of the must-sees 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Sandbanks a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 66°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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Sandbanks

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sandbanks?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 33 vacation rentals near Sandbanks. From 13 Houses to 15 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sandbanks for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sandbanks?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sandbanks. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal: 1,773 vacation rentals
  • Sandbanks Beach: 1,784 vacation rentals
  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,820 vacation rentals
  • Swanage Beach: 1,441 vacation rentals
  • Alum Chine Beach: 1,798 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Sandbanks?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 Houses in Sandbanks. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandbanks include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 15 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sandbanks?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Sandbanks. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.