Facilities at the Beach
Facilities at the Beach

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.

Equipment For Hire

From May to September there are deckchairs, parasols, windbreaks and pop up UV tents available for daily hire (payment and deposit required).

Beach Huts 

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 link will open in new window12 or more people.

Super Beach Huts available in Bournemouth with excellent facilities.

Beach Offices

For information or advice about the facilities on Poole’s beaches, pop in to the Beach Office Sandbanks beach office link will open in new window
Sanbanks Beach Office is open all year round at the following times:

  • 01 October – 28 March: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 16:15
  • 29 March – 30 April: Monday to Sunday, 09:00 – 16:15
  • 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. 

Parking Permits

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 £45 - download an application form from the Borough of Poole's link will open in new window 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 5 disabled
Sandbanks Car Park - 550 spaces 10 disabled
Western Road Car Park (Canford Cliffs) - 50 spaces 2 disabled
Beach Road Car Park (Canford Cliffs) - 352 spaces
Branksome Chine Car Park - 108 spaces 7 disabled
Branksome Dene Chine Car Park - 150 spaces 8 disabled

Public Transport

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 link will open in new window 

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