- The peninsula of half a square mile of golden sand, near Bournemouth in Poole, is home to 15 properties worth a staggering £80million
- Most houses in the resort are sold, only to be demolished to make way for new buildings that make the most of every square inch of their plot
- It has become a hive of activity as the country’s property market picks up again
The place has been described as the fourth most expensive area in the world to live.
And as the property market is picking up again — with the Office of National Statistics showing that house prices in some parts of England are now higher than their peak at the height of the economic boom — it’s suddenly become an extraordinary hive of activity.
Research suggests that £80 million worth of property is either for sale or has changed hands in recent months on the tiny millionaire’s playground of Sandbanks — a peninsula of just half a square mile of golden sand which lies between Poole Harbourn in Dorset and the English Channel.
Remarkably, that figure refers to only 15 homes. The resort’s exclusivity is borne out by the fact that many houses are sold, only to be demolished immediately to make way for new buildings that make the most of every last square inch of their plot.