Canford Cliffs

Photo of Canford Cliffs beach

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Cliff Road,
BH13 7HX

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.

Getting here


We have 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 SandbanksShore Road or Branksome Chine beaches for easier access.

Beach huts

We have a number of beach huts available for both short term hire and annual hire.


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. Read our dogs on the beach page.


There is no designated barbecue area on this beach. You can have a barbecue on most Poole beaches, but you should read the barbecue and parties guide before you plan one.

Things to do

Visit Poole Tourism for more activities in the area.


Canford Cliffs has Blue Flag status.

Page last updated: 09 November 2020
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