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!
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from July to September and beach wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge, from nearby Branksome Chine beach office, and a deposit will be required.
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 Poole.gov website
And budding footballers will just love the soccer pitch on the beach, used by the England Beach Soccer team as their training pitch.
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 can be held between 6pm and 10.30pm. Please dispose of all rubbish responsibly in the bins provided but remember to douse disposable barbecues with water after use and leave them next to the rubbish bins on the promenade for the beach cleansing team to collect once they have cooled down. Only disposable barbecues are permitted, no gas barbecues or open fires.
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
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