- 2021/01/06 Sandbanks Ferry Lockdown Service Update
- 2021/01/03 – Travelling between Tier changes
- 2020/12/31 Sandbanks Ferry running during tier changes
PRESS RELEASE –
Sandbanks Ferry Extends Discounts for Bulk Purchases of Car Passes
Following the launch of the Sandbanks Ferry Ticket Card (SFTC) in 2020 the Sandbanks Ferry Company is
pleased to announce that customers can now purchase 100 passes at the new higher discounted rate of
38% which equates to just £2.95 per crossing.
SFTC’s are available free of charge from the Ferry Office and the Toll Booths on Ferry Road. Further details
can be found at https://www.sandbanksferry.co.uk/tolls/discounts. For any further enquiries on how to
take advantage of this offer please contact the Ferry Office.
Sandbanks Ferry uses lockdown service suspension to carry out refit works ahead of schedule
The Sandbanks Ferry Company suspended its service as a result of the Government-directed lockdown. The lockdown resulted in a dramatic reduction in passenger numbers finally reaching on average less than 2 cars per hour before the decision was made to withdraw the service for environmental and economic reasons.
There are still a few days to go before it will be carrying vehicles and passengers but its arrival this morning ( 28/10/2019 ) was a welcome sight for the thousands of people affected by its suspension.
FERRY SERVICE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
SANDBANKS FERRY COMPANY: UPDATE ON SUSPENSION OF SERVICES
REFUNDS OFFERED FOR ALL 2019 UNUSED PREPAID BOOK TICKETS
The Sandbanks Ferry Company has set out its plans to return the chain ferry to service during October 2019, including measures to reimburse customers who have paid for tickets in advance.
Sandbanks is connected to Studland across the mouth of the harbour by a chain ferry service that has been in operation since 1926. The sandbanks chain ferry remains a key part of the local community, significantly cutting journey times to fantastic places like Swanage and Corfe Castle. In fact, the ferry actually saves a driver a whopping 25 miles on a return journey from Poole to Swanage. When you consider that it normally takes as little a 4 minutes to cross the harbour using the ferry, it really is a great time saver.
The ferry operates daily, with the first ferry each day departing from the Sandbanks side at 7 am and the last ferry each day departing from the Studland side at 11.10 pm. Ferries run continuously throughout the day (weather dependant) with a boat departing every 20 minutes from each side. The current ferry is called the “Bramble Bush Bay” and has been in service since 1994. It is in fact only the fourth ferry to operate across the mouth of Poole Harbour since the service was started in 1923.
The 242 foot long ferry is able to carry up to 48 cars at a time, and also carries foot passengers, as well as cyclists, motorcycles and even buses. It runs on a diesel-hydraulic propulsion system, and at the time of writing, it costs from as little as £1 to travel across on the ferry.
Postcodes for Sat Nav users
The postcodes necessary for Sat Nav users are BH13 7QN for the Poole/Bournemouth side of the ferry, and BH19 3BA for the Studland/Swanage side of the ferry.