Canford Cliffs Beach



Cliff Drive, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7HX
Canford Cliffs


Canford Cliffs is a natural and tranquil area, situated between Shore Road Beach and Branksome Chine Beach. It has Blue Flag status, with sandy cliffs and picturesque wooden huts. It is within walking distance of Canford Cliffs village, which offers a range of restaurants and local shops. Parking is on Ravine Road (on street) and Western Road (50 spaces). Access to the beach is down a narrow ravine or Chine via paths and steps, this steep sandy cliff face provides a haven for wildlife. The gentle waves make this an ideal beach for swimming within the designated swimming zone. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from July to September

Facilities at Canford Cliffs Beach includes:

- refreshments

- drinking water

- seasonal beach office

Dogs are not allowed on Canford Cliffs beach during the summer season from 1 May to 30 September

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  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Blue Flag 2023
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Seaside Award Seaside Award 2023

Opening Times

Canford Cliffs (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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