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Sandbanks Ferry

Sandbanks, Poole, England
+44 1929 450203
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Queues can get a bit tiresome

Great ferry for getting across the harbour mouth. However, if its busy you might find yourself... read more

Reviewed yesterday
M W
,
Olney, United Kingdom
amazing service

Lovely traditional chain ferry. Great service at a cheap price... we need to preserve this service... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
9elliot999
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England, United Kingdom
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Sandbanks, Poole, England
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+44 1929 450203
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Reviewed yesterday

Great ferry for getting across the harbour mouth. However, if its busy you might find yourself queueing for up to an hour, but the drive round by road can take just as long.

Thank M W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely traditional chain ferry. Great service at a cheap price... we need to preserve this service for future generations.

Thank 9elliot999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well priced ferry to cut our journey short, stunning views all around it. Quick and smooth crossing.

Thank jo j
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the ferry, you can foot passenger across or drive, certain times of day are really busy & you have to que ( if driving) to get on, it’s a great short cut to get across to studland bay, well worth doing.

Thank Pearsons26
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After waiting 40 mins to get on the ferry the crossing is quick. But to then sit and wait for ages in a queue to pay the toll fee because they only operate one toll booth, even though they could have two working, just feels...More

Thank Elsie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A efficient service, crossing the river every 10 minutes. Helpful staff, saves a lot of time driving and only £4.50 for a car including passengers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service which only costs £1 return. It gives access to a wonderful beach and also to get over to Swanage.

Thank Jembobwana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good value for money. It takes you from Sandbanks to Studland or vice versa and saves a long drive around. It is a large passenger/vehicle ferry and only takes around five minutes to get across.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pricy especially if you wish to use regularly. But you have to do it at least once if you are on holiday as on a clear day the view is stunning you could be somewhere exotic, its magical. Shame its not a longer journey.

Thank nicstuabroad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as there are no queues this is a very handy way to cross from Sandbanks to the Studland Peninsula and vice versa. The ferry clanks its way across the mouth of Poole Harbour, and takes about ten minutes to do so, thus avoiding...More

Thank Angela S
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Elsie C
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Jenny R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to ask the ferry operators I couldn’t answer that
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Alla K
June 30, 2018|
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Response from bob2158 | Reviewed this property |
Yes public toilets are open.
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BruceLondonUK
June 29, 2018|
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Response from RGNLONDON | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bus 50 takes you across on the Ferry and you can get off just on the other side for the long stretch of beaches or carry on the bus for further drop off points with access to Middle Beach and Knolle Beach which are... More
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