Sandbanks Beach in Poole among the top 10% Attractions Worldwide!

South coast destination wins hat trick!

Sandbanks Beach in Poole is among the top 10% attractions worldwide according to travel website TripAdvisor.  

This stretch of seafront received the Traveller’s Choice Award based on reviews and ratings collected from users over the last year.  

Sandbanks joins both Bournemouth Beach Lodges and Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf with this top 10% accolade, completing a hat trick of TripAdvisor awards for the destination of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  

Councillor Millie Earl, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities, BCP Council said:  

“It’s a great achievement to be in the top 10% of a TripAdvisor award worldwide, as it’s the general public’s reviews who have placed us in this coveted position.  

“The Seafront Rangers, Lodges and Smugglers staff all take great pride in their work and it’s great when it’s acknowledged through something like this. My congratulations to everyone involved in keeping the high standards that ensures good reviews from our visitors.”  

Aerial shot over Sandbanks- Credit BCP Tourism

Earlier this year, Sandbanks received the prestigious Blue Flag accolade for the 36th time – receiving the recognition every year since the scheme was launched. The blue flag is an international symbol for beaches that meet certain standards for safety, cleanliness, and environmental awareness.  

The Beach Lodges, which are owned and operated by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, consistently receive stellar reviews for location, cleanliness, service and value by visitors.   

The lodges location, a few steps away from the soft sands of Boscombe Beach, offer uninterrupted sea views, and are one of the unique features that keep visitors coming back time and again.  

Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf was awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award earlier this year for a second successive year.  

Located on Bournemouth Pier Approach, this coastal-themed course aims to give players a taste of Bournemouth’s historic past through the eyes of a smuggler, as they putt around 18 tricky holes.  

John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor commented:   

“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice winners. Earning a Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labour shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat!  

Image – Aerial shot over Sandbanks- Credit BCP Tourism