Canford Cliffs

A few minutes drive or a short walk along the sea front is the area known as Canford Cliffs a natural and tranquil area, situated between Shore Road and Branksome Chine beaches. It has for many years held Blue Flag status, with sandy cliffs and picturesque wooden huts, making Canford Cliffs a popular choice for locals. It is within walking distance of  Canford Cliffs village, which offers a range of restaurants and local shops.

There are the following facilities available:
– refreshments
– drinking water
– public toilets
– seasonal beach office
– lifeguard cover during July and August


You may have difficulty reaching Canford Cliffs beach from the car park. We recommend Sandbanks, Shore Road or Branksome Chine beaches for easier access. 


Dogs are not allowed on Canford Cliffs beach from 1 May to 30 September. 
Dogs are allowed on all Poole beaches during the winter from 1 October to 30 April. Always keep dogs on a lead on the promenade.

Canford Cliffs village is located along the eastern edge of Poole Harbour. With a small parade of shops consisting mainly of cafes, estate agents and banks, it really feels like the relaxed and affluent suburb it is. You can walk through a children’s play park, down the wooded chine, past a few pastel painted private beach huts to get to Canford Cliffs beach. Property prices remain high in this area and you can understand why – it really is a classy place to live.

7 Miles of blue flag beaches from Sandbanks to Bournemouth.