Renowned for its luxurious waterside and beachfront properties, natural harbour, sports and social scene, Sandbanks is a truly glamorous place to reside throughout the season. Enjoying close proximity to the renowned Dorset Jurassic Coastline, the area frequently ranks in the UK’s top 5 most expensive coastal resorts to live in.
Sandbanks is also famous for its European Blue Flag award, Green Flag award, Good Beach Guide entry and TripAdvisor top UK beach awards, all endorsing the clean water, golden sandy beaches and outstanding coastal views. Poole Council has been active in the investment and protection of this valuable coastal asset.
Celebrity associations add to the allure of the area with Harry Redknapp probably the most well-known. Local luxury hotels complete the luxury lifestyle on offer with excellent spa facilities, swimming pools and fine dining. Cafe Culture makes Sandbanks a sociable place to be. The beachside Jazz Cafe serves arguably the best hot chocolate in the South!
Watersports abound. Sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, motor boating, yachting, para-gliding and kayaking are all available locally and appeal to teens and young adults as well as younger families. Sandbanks is also host to the prestigious CEV Beach Volleyball Festival which takes place in July each year. The British Beach Polo Championships – also in July - is Sandbank’s premier annual sports event, attracting a plethora celebrity guests.
After Piers Morgan featured the area in his TV series "My Kinda Place," in 2008 and Ben Fogle's TV episodes of "Harbour Lives" filmed in Poole in 2013, ongoing media interest promises to keep Sandbanks in the spotlight.
Sandbanks has built a reputation for contemporary jaw-dropping modern architecture. With a finite number of beachfront and waterside homes and plots available, these will almost always attract and secure premium prices. Private beach homes with yachting assets like jetties, pontoons and slipways will attract further premiums.
Home owners reside on either the coastal side or harbour side of Sandbanks peninsula. Today potential home-owners must make the choice between the two. Waterfont homes on the harbour side typically benefit from private beaches and views of Brownsea Island. Homes on the Poole Bay side access public beachfront and benefit from Jurassic Coast World Heritage coastline views.
Long Term Rentals
Berkeleys recently responded to an increase in demand for long term coastal property lets in Sandbanks by launching a premium lettings office. For Londoners seeking to escape the city at the weekends, Berkeleys Lettings is seeing growing demand for long term lifestyle lettings in Poole, Dorset. Already a notable trend in the lettings market, as more Londoners opt to rent a second home for holidays, savvy tenants search early in the year to find the best homes for the season.
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