"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Poole - Canford Cliffs Beach

A popular haven for the locals, this fine sandy beach offers more peaceful surroundings than some of Poole's livelier tourist hot spots. The water is clean and safe for swimming which make it an ideal location to visit with children. The beach also has a safe marked swim zone and a lost children patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September. If the weather's wet, why not also visit the nearby Compton Acre gardens billed as among the finest in Europe. Open all year round, it features a craft shop, café, brasserie, railway exhibition, deer sanctuary and parking is free.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Poole

Local authority: Poole Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ051882

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Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near Poole - Canford Cliffs Beach

  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (1m)
  • The Big Canoe (1m)
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (2m)
  • Curious About Bournemouth (2m)
  • Bowlplex Branksome (2m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (2m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (2m)
  • RockReef (2m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (2m)
  • Oceanarium (2m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (2m)
  • Brownsea Island (2m)
  • The Ark (2m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (2m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (3m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (3m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (3m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (3m)
  • Waterfront Museum (3m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (3m)
  • Splashdown (3m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (3m)
  • Lemur Landings (3m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (4m)
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre (4m)
  • Slades Farm Skate Park (4m)
  • Giggles Play Centre (4m)
  • Upton Country Park (5m)

Tourist Information

Bournemouth
Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road
Dorset
England
BH1 2BU

Phone 0845 051 1700
Email info@bournemouth.gov.uk
http://www.bournemouth.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 23 November

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
WSW
Pressure 992
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 999
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 69%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 72%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:14 GMT
High Tide
10:20 GMT
Low Tide
18:30 GMT
High Tide
22:22 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A tranquil beach nestled under the cliffs. The chine leads from the beach to the local village (some 800yds) and on-street parking. Beach facilities include refreshement outlet, toilets, beach station and full lifeguards service during the summer season.

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