Canford Cliffs is a natural and tranquil area, situated between Shore Road and Branksome Chine. It has 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.
We have the following facilities available:
- drinking water
- public toilets
- 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.
We have a number of beach huts available for both short term hire and annual hire.
Dogs are not allowed on Canford Cliffs beach during the summer season 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. Read our dogs on the beach page.
Please be a responsible owner and pick up after your dog.
You can only have barbecues on Poole beaches after 6pm but you should read the barbecue and parties guide before you plan one.
Please dispose of all rubbish responsibly in the bins provided but remember to douse disposable barbecues after use and leave them next to the rubbish bins on the promenade for our beach cleansing team to collect once they have cooled down.
Open fires are not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to light an open fire.
Camping is not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to camp anywhere along the seafront.
Things to do
Visit Poole Tourism for more activities in the area.
Canford Cliffs has Blue Flag status.
Page last updated: 09 February 2021