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Sandbanks Ferry

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Sandbanks Ferry
Location Map ( geo)
Sandbanks ferry - Geograph - 377613.jpg
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From:  Studland, Dorset
To:  Poole, Dorset
Distance:  0.3 km (0.2 miles)
£4.10 (cars)
On road(s)
 • Unclassified

The Sandbanks Ferry is a chain ferry that crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour. The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company came into being in July 1923 when an Act of Parliament received Royal Assent and giving the necessary powers for this statutory company to be created. The service did not start however, until July 15th 1926. The current boat; the "Bramble Bush Bay" is the fourth to have been used on the route and normally holds up to 48 cars, although 52 can be accommodated. The ferry operates every day including Christmas Day and saves a 25 miles trip around Poole Harbour.

Timetable (Except Christmas Day):-

FROM SANDBANKS Leaving Sandbanks at 0700 then 20 & 40 minutes after each hour and on the hour, until 2300.

FROM SHELL BAY Leaving Shell Bay at 0710 then 30, 50 & 10 minutes after each hour until 2310.

The Christmas Day service is half-hourly from 0800 until 1810 hours. Leaving Sandbanks on the hour and half hour and from Shell Bay at 10 minutes after and 40 minutes after each hour.


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Bramble Bush Bay (No. 4) 9072070 Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company 1994-date
No. 3 Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company 1958-1994
No. 2 Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company 1952-1958
No. 1 Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company 1926-1958

Sandbanks Ferry
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View from the Sandbanks Ferry - Geograph - 854822.jpgPoole Harbour Ferry Toll Booths - Geograph - 715716.jpgShell Bay from Sandbanks chain ferry - Geograph - 208476.jpgChain Ferry - Geograph - 135854.jpgThe Sandbanks Chain Ferry - Geograph - 118155.jpg
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