Things to do
Beach furniture hire
Deckchairs, windbreaks and parasols can be hired at Sandbanks and Branksome Chine.
Short term beach hut hire on Poole's beaches is the perfect way to enjoy some of the UK's best beaches. Daily, weekly and winter hire is available. How to book a hut and many other beach services available online can be found at Borough of Poole's beach hut information page.
An allocated barbecue area is available at Sandbanks. Permission is required for barbecues with 12 or more people.
For information or advice about the facilities on Poole’s beaches, pop in to the Beach Office …
Sanbanks Beach Office is open all year round at the following times:
- 01 October – 26 March: Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 16:30
- 27 March – 30 April: Monday to Sunday, 0930 – 16:30
- 01 May – 30 September: Monday to Sunday, 09:30 – 18:00
Shore Road, Canford Cliffs & Branksome Chine have seasonal beach offices, open from May to September.
Beach Volleyball Sets for Loan
Have fun and get fit on the beach by playing volleyball with friends and family. Sandbanks Beach Office have four volleyball kits which beach visitors can borrow for a £25 deposit (fully refundable when the equipment is returned). The kit comes with everything needed to play including a net, ball, poles, pegs, a mallet and assembly instructions.
Weekly Beach Season Tickets can be purchased and allow unlimited parking in the beach car parks. The season ticket can be issued for any consecutive seven-day period. A weekly ticket costs £40 - download an application form from the Borough of Poole's website to apply.
Parking near the beach
Shore Road Car Park - 72 spaces plus 12 on street disabled spaces
Banks Road - 400 on street spaces
Sandbanks Car Park - 550 spaces
Western Road Car Park (Canford Cliffs) - 50 spaces
Beach Road Car Park (Canford Cliffs) - 352 spaces
Branksome Chine Car Park - 108 spaces
Branksome Dene Chine Car Park - 150 spaces
Wilts and Dorset Bus Company run the Number 52 service from Poole Bus Station to Sandbanks. You can download a timetable from their website www.wdbus.co.uk