A natural and tranquil area the steep sandy cliff face is the perfect home for our local wildlife and is therefore a conservation area.
Whilst the gradual sloping beach and safe waters make it perfect for us!
Accessing the beach is via the Chine, down some steps. Although not too difficult do remember that to go home you have to walk back up! Alternatively walk along the promenade from one of the nearby beaches.
But don’t let that put you off as this beautiful wide beach is worth it. And with the stunning cliff background your holiday photos will look very impressive!
There is also a selection of delightful beach huts to rent out for the day or for the week. These beach huts are available to hire by the day or by the week from Poole council, although some are available directly from the beach hut tenants. To book a beach hut in Poole you can do so online via the Borough of Poole’s website
Parking is available on Ravine Road for 59 vehicles. There is also limited on road parking in surrounding roads and like anywhere in Poole can fill up quickly especially when the hot weather arrives.
Dogs are welcome however they are not allowed on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September.
Barbeques are permitted, without permission, after 6pm for groups of up to 12 people. BBQ’s and all rubbish should be cleared away by 11.00pm. Please choose your spot carefully and ensure that you dispose of your remains sensibly. For parties greater than 12 people permission must first be sought from Poole Council 7 days in advance.
Canford Cliffs Beach Services & Amenities
- Lifeguards May to Sept, 10.00am – 6.00pm
- Drinking water points
- Beach huts
- Beach shop/kiosk
- Dog friendly (October to April only)
- Car park (Pay and Display) – Sat nav postcode: BH13 7HY
- Beach office