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Poole - Canford Cliffs Beach

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A tranquil beach nestled under the cliffs. The chine leads from the beach to the local village (some 800yds) and on-street parking. Beach facilities include refreshement outlet, toilets, beach station and full lifeguards service during the summer season.

Beach Type



Ice cream kiosk
First aid station
Lost child centre



Nature and Wildlife

The chine is very pleasant and supports local wild-life.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily - both mechanical and hand picked. Refuse bins are provided along the whole prommenard and are emptied daily.


Dog ban from 1 May until 30 September. Dog bins are present.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Poole welcome centre Enefco house; Poole Quay; Dorset BH15 1HJ. [email protected] tel: 01202 253253


Nearest town: Poole
County: Poole
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6941, -1.92792
Postcode: BH13 7PS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Poole or Bournemouth follow street signs to Canford Cliff Village.

Public Transport

Regular service from Poole Bus Station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Branksome (Approx. 3 miles away)
Poole (Approx. 3 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hamworthy (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Shore Road, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Sandbanks, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Ravine Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Western Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Beach Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Ferry Way, Sandbanks (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Salterns Way, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Branksome Dene Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Shell Bay, Studland (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Poole