As you drive to the end of the narrow causeway with sea on both sides the first property you come to on what is almost an island is the Rumsey of Sandbanks shop and offices. Established for more than 100 years, Rumsey built the parade of shops and apartments before the war and have traded from there ever since. Generations of owners have trusted us to look after their loved holiday homes and as the new ultra smart houses and apartments have been built, many have joined us so we have an unrivalled range of 70+ properties all on or very near the peninsula and a few steps away from arguably Britain’s best beach.

On the other side of the beach is Poole Harbour which is a Mecca for watersports enthusiasts with a vast waist deep bay providing the perfect location for kite surfing, paddle boards and every other way to have fun on the water.

The corner of the peninsula is home to the chain ferry connecting Sandbanks with Swanage & The Purbecks across the narrow mouth of the harbour and giving access to another magnificent stretch of coastline.

Despite the coastal location Sandbanks is incredibly green with large mature trees separating the prestigious properties- you can see why it’s sometimes referred to as Britain’s Palm Beach.

We’re giving away a weekend in Sandbanks to the value of £400 or if you prefer you can use the prize towards a holiday of greater value. There are some special deals available to all entrants so the money will go even further for the winner.

See where you could be staying at or call us on 01202 707357 and we’ll find you some fabulous accommodation.

How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply answer the following question:

Question: In which county is Sandbanks located?

A) Hampshire

B) Dorset

C) Devon

Enter your answer and fill in your details in the panel opposite. Closing date is 12th May 2019. The winner will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the competition closes.

Terms & Conditions

  1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, aged 18 years or over, except employees of TLM Media Ltd, Rumsey Holiday Homes Ltd, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the competition.
  2. Details of how to enter form part of the terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these Terms & Conditions. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. Entries must be submitted via the tlm website ( and entry is restricted to one per person. Late, illegible, incomplete or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date. 
  4. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, 12th May 2019.
  5. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition.
  6. The prize as described is available on the date of publication.
  7. The prize is to win a weekend in Sandbanks to the value of £400 or if you prefer you can use the prize towards a holiday of greater value. The prize is NOT transferable, NOT refundable & there’s NO cash alternative.
  8. This competition prize is offered by Rumsey Holiday Homes Ltd, TLM Media have no liability for this competition.
  9. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.
  10. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.