Saturday 23 January 2010

Sandbanks, England

It looks just like an ordinary beach, but Sandbanks has two claims to fame that you couldn't possibly guess from this card.  Three really, if I add in that it is only the second card I have ever received from a fellow UK resident through Postcrossing, and it came from just down the road!  It may even have been posted closer than that but the postmark is illegible.  The card is dated 4 November 2009.

Sandbanks itself is a narrow spit or peninsula on the Dorset coast and boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world.  The beach is thought to be the best, certainly on the south coast of England, and possibly in all the UK.

So the claims to fame are:
  • that the price of property is the fourth highest in the world.
  • that Marconi lived and worked in a hotel, the North Haven Inn, during the late 19th century.
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  1. Just found your blog, I love postcards, maybe i should post a couple of my favorites on my blog. I will be looking forward to your blogs.


  2. Love the Marconi connection. For years I've been meaning to spend time at Marconi Beach (Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA) and never manage to do so. It is on the way to my mom's house. Now if I do get there the next time I'm in Massachusetts, I'll have a bit of Marconi trivia to go with my visit.

    The beach is here,

  3. Looks beautiful to me, Sheila!! Happy Sunday!

  4. What an interesting place! Happy PFF!


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