City life is taxing on both the body and the brain. If you’re thinking to get away from the rat race and escape to a relaxed, quieter way of life, there is no better place to head for than for Sandbanks. Here, the pressures of working in a big city, with the long hours and commute can be forgotten about. In its place, you will find an existence of family and quality time, in a stunning part of the world.
The Coastal Charm of Sandbanks
Britain’s Palm Beach, Sandbanks is home to some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive addresses. Heading over the crest of Evening Hill and looking over Sandbanks Bay towards Brownsea Island, the area is unquestionably beautiful. On the other side of the peninsula, the smooth, golden sand at Sandbanks Beach attains the highest standard of cleanliness, which alongside designated swimming zones is the perfect place to spend your summer. In the winter, enjoy a long walk along the promenade from Canford Cliffs to Sandbanks. With its prestigious Blue Flag beach being the centrepiece of the world’s largest natural harbour, it’s easy to see why Sandbanks is the most expensive coastal location in the UK.
Things to do
If you love the water you can spend your much of your time in the sheltered and waist-deep waters of Poole Harbour, enjoy water sports in the bay. Available is hire of an extensive range of equipment, top quality tuition and tours, to a range of water sports – from sailing to windsurfing to paddleboarding.
The location of Sandbanks is incredibly convenient, being just a 10-minute drive from Poole and Bournemouth. The corner of the peninsula is home the chain ferry, which connects Bournemouth and Poole with Swanage in the shortest route, crossing the entrance to Poole Harbour between Sandbanks and Studland Bay.
A magnificent stretch of coastline along the Purbecks, here you can enjoy a vast area of golden, sandy beaches and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. You are invited to walk through the beautiful, open spaces on the heathland behind the beach, home to some of the UK's most specialist wildlife, such as all six British reptiles and the internationally protected nightjar and Dartford warbler - crucial for any keen birdwatchers. In the case you have a different take on birdwatching, Studland is home to the most popular naturist beach in Britain, where 900 metres of Knoll Beach is marked out where clothing is optional.