Sandbanks Area Guide
Recognised as one of the world’s most exclusive places to live, Sandbanks Peninsula enjoys international fame for its spectacular waterfront properties and award-winning sandy beaches.
Miles of golden sand and crystal-clear water is matched only by the impressive expanse of Poole Harbour – the largest of its kind in Europe, and the second largest in the world. Whilst the sheltered beach attracts sunbathers and swimmers, the harbour is world-famous for its watersports, whether that’s sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding or kitesurfing.
Just a short boat trip away lies Brownsea Island, a historic haven of lush woodland, expansive heathland and wildlife-rich lagoons. And then there’s the magnificent Jurassic Coastline and Purbeck countryside, which is easily accessible via the Chain Ferry.
For eating out, the wonderful Rick Stein’s restaurant and The Tandy wine bar and restaurant, both located next to Tailor Made’s office, serves beautiful food and drink, and across the bay you’ll find the exclusive Pig On the Beach and Shell Bay fish restaurant. The area’s favourite Chinese restaurant, the renowned Ocean Palace, is located inside Harbour Heights Hotel.
It’s no surprise that property here is a premium, attracting second residence investments and holiday home retreats alike. With a mix of modern, traditional and even nautically inspired houses and apartments, residents enjoy superb views of the beach, the harbour, or even both!