Sandbanks & Poole Harbour

The Watersports Academy is ideally situated in the heart of Sandbanks with direct access Poole Harbour and Sandbanks Beach – possibly the most idyllic hotspots for watersports fanatics the world over.


Poole Harbour is ideal for water sports with its unique safe and shallow waters making it a hotspot for beginners and experts alike. Take a moment to digest the beauty of the harbour – spanning over 20 square miles, peppered with magical islands, snaking rivers and sandy banks – a beautiful place to ride!


The world-famous ‘Blue Flag’ awarded Sandbanks Beach offers visitors over 7 miles of white sandy beach, crystal clear blue waters and shallow sandy banks leaving it a safe environment to swim and enjoy a water-activities. Plus, on windy days our experienced riders venture into the bay to enjoy the more extreme conditions.


After a day on the water, there’s nothing better than falling into a warm and comfy bed – here are our number one choices for you to stay close to the centre.

  • Stay at the Beach

  • Stay at the Spa

  • Stay Boutique

Sandbanks Hotel

You couldn’t get closer to The Watersports Academy – it’s just next door! A family friendly retreat located directly on the Sandbanks beach, featuring affordable accommodation, children’s entertainment, indoor pool and gym.

Call 0800 48 400 48 or visit

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Haven Hotel & Spa

Ideally located at the tip of the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula, with views of the bustling Poole Harbour entrance. Featuring four-star quality with an in-house luxury spa and award-winning restaurant.

Call 0800 48 400 48 or visit

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Harbour Heights Hotel

A romantic and elegant retreat perched above Sandbanks with panoramic views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Just a 10-minute walk from The Watersports Academy.

Call 0800 48 400 48 or visit

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