Sandbanks: Britain’s Answer To Palm Beach

It’s been dubbed Britain’s palm beach and is alleged to be the fourth most expensive place to live on the planet.


The small, sandy peninsula, known as Sandbanks, covers a beachy half mile at the mouth of Poole Harbour.

Home to several high-profile residents, including former Premier League football manager, Harry Redknapp, this famous ‘spit’ offers up magnificent views towards Studland Bay and the English Channel, and is home to a number of Toad Hall Cottages’ most luxurious holiday properties…

2, West Point, Sandbanks (dog-friendly)

This chic, family-friendly four-bed is about as modern and stylish as they come and includes a superb cinema room and decked balcony over-looking a private garden. Only walking distance from Sandbank’s award-winning blue flag beach, 2, West Point is a truly exceptional property and style icon.


Treat yourself to dinner at one of Sandbanks’ premier restaurants. From prize Cornish oysters to Dover sole meunière, Rick Stein Sandbanks accompanies classic seafood dishes from home and abroad with stunning ocean views.

4, Red Sails, Sandbanks *half term special offer*

An ultra-stylish, semi-detached holiday home set only a stone’s throw from Sandbanks’ golden beach. Immaculately furnished, 4, Red Sails sets the bar for sophistication and design, drawing in natural light through its open-plan living spaces and elegantly presented bedrooms, which can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests.

Take a leisurely stroll to the popular Sandbanks Beach Café to enjoy a delicious full English breakfast and a pot of freshly-ground coffee, a taste of what’s on offer at this modern beach-house café with its stunning bay views and sun deck.

Driftwood, Sandbanks

A modern, sleek, beach-fronting property with uninterrupted views of the sparkling bay, Driftwood puts the golden dunes of Sandbanks at your threshold. This spacious seaside dwelling sleeps up to twelve people and boasts two frameless glass balconies – perfect for breakfast, brunch or a sunset dinner.


Watersports enthusiasts will want to check in with The Watersports Academy where you can choose from a wide range of exciting water-based activities including: windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, sailing, SUP, kayaking, yacht charter and power boating, all within the shallow and sheltered waters of Poole Harbour.

Beach Walk, Sandbanks (dog-friendly)

Located in the heart of Sandbanks, Beach Walk’s serene setting places you only a gentle stroll from the award-winning Sandbanks beach. This comfortable and beautifully presented three-bed sleeps up to six guests, and has its own private garden with raised deck terrace.

Jump aboard a Brownsea Island Ferry for a memorable sightseeing cruise to the ‘Dancing Ledge’ puffin nesting site.

Beach Side, Sandbanks

A classic beach house with contemporary style and dreamy views from its broad, sunny terrace. Beach Side has four immaculate bedrooms, a trio of plush bath/shower rooms, and direct access to Sandbanks promenade.


Discover Compton Acres, one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England, where you can relax amid beautiful, horticultural surroundings.

Come and peruse Toad Hall Cottages long list of stylish holiday properties on the sparkling Sandbanks peninsula.