Internationally acknowledged, Sandbanks boasts the largest natural harbour in Europe (the second largest natural harbour in the world) with miles of golden sand and sheltered waters. It is perfect for either learning the latest water sport or simply lazing on the beach in the sun. The beautiful award winning sandy beaches are only a short walk away while the open sea offers some of the best sailing and coastline right on your doorstep. The Sandbanks Chain Ferry crosses the short stretch of water across to the Purbecks, giving access to Shell Bay, Swanage and the rest of the magnificent Jurassic coastline and stunning Purbeck countryside. For eating out, the wonderful Rick Stein’s restaurant, next to Tailor Made’s office, is very popular and across the chain ferry is also the delightful The 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. Sandbanks is also the home to the Royal Motor Yacht Club and Sandbanks Yacht Club. Property here is a premium attracting second residence investments and holiday home retreats. Many of the properties are modern apartments, although the area also offers a mix of more traditional houses, modern houses and nautically inspired homes. Many of the stunning properties on Sandbanks offer superb views of the beach, looking out to the Isle of Wight and Old Harry Rocks, or to the harbour with the picturesque Brownsea Island, and the busy comings and goings of the varied boats using the water. There are some properties that will even have a view of both!