To wonder WTF is so special about Sandbanks?

(61 Posts)
PatPig Fri 28-Jun-13 15:03:57

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2350655/Couple-paid-record-3-5million-dilapidated-Sandbanks-home-refused-permission-transform-luxury-bed-house.html

The beach is decent enough, but there are plenty better in the UK, it's a long slog to London by train, it's choked by traffic on a sunny day, no motorway, little in the way of shops, and so on.

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 10:53:07

its the seaside innit

Plus other wealthy folk

Satnightdropout Sun 30-Jun-13 11:00:43

I live 5 mins up the road from sandbanks and must admit we don't fully appreciate it as we've lived there all our lives.
It's a nice beach but gets ridiculously crowded in summer. I usually take my son down to Hamworthy park instead - the beach isn't as nice but it's got a decent park, huge paddling pool and the fields are spacey.

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 11:01:08

i like alum chine.

I love Corfe. I imagine the house prices are pretty massive there too.

Christchurch is still quite nice and quiet compared to Bournemouth. We're very lucky.

I also love Alum Chine. It's very pretty.

fashionlover76 Sun 30-Jun-13 11:46:39

I have many happy memories of Sandbanks as all our childhood holidays were there in the 70s & 80s. Back then it was just a regular 'bucket & spade' seaside holiday destination. I think it has been totally spoilt now, it's so flashy.
We go to Swanage instead. The lovely National Trust beaches at Studland are beautiful and unspoilt, and Swanage is brilliant, a proper old-fashioned seaside town. In fact I just got back from a week there and I have post-holiday blues now!

mummylin Sun 30-Jun-13 11:55:53

I also love Swanage ! I think all our surrounding areas are just lovely. We are lucky I think to live here, but don't always appreciate it as its just normal for us. Roll on aug for the air show !!!

noddyholder Sun 30-Jun-13 11:58:49

My son is going to Bournemouth uni in Sept We have been several times and tbh I didn't like it at all and Sandbanks which is up the road is especially horrible!

GobbySadcase Sun 30-Jun-13 12:01:57

There are far nicer places on the Sussex/Dorset/Devon and Cornwall coasts tbh.

Not full of flashy monstrosities. No idea why that plan was rejected, it's entirely in keeping with what others have done there.

soverylucky Sun 30-Jun-13 12:13:26

Swanage is lovely and I also love barnton on sea - a little further east.

Latara Sun 30-Jun-13 13:39:30

Southbourne / Fisherman's Walk is lovely. So is Alum Chine up to Canford Cliffs.

If i had the money i'd live in Branksome Park where the same money buys a huge house with a pool and large grounds.

Or i'd live in a big house in the New Forest near Lymington or Burley; or in the Purbecks.

jollygoose Sun 30-Jun-13 16:13:10

actually sandbanks has been exclusive for more than 60 years. When my dps got married they were offered a house there, the sale price was £450 but they needed £50 deposit which was way out of their range. Shame I would have enjoyed growing up there but made do with Southbourne which is still lovely.

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