"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Poole - Harbour Rockley Sand Beach

Poole Harbour Rockley Sands is in Poole Harbour on the Dorset coast. It is a small sand and mud beach, approximately 300 metres wide, at the mouth of the Rock Lea River.

Beach type: Sand and mud flats

Nearest town: Poole

Local authority: Poole Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY972907


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Poole - Harbour Rockley Sand Beach

  • Purbeck Toy and Musical Boxes and Vintage End of Pier Museum (2m)
  • Upton Country Park (2m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (2m)
  • Waterfront Museum (2m)
  • Farmer Palmer's Farm Park (2m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (2m)
  • Farmer Palmers (2m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (3m)
  • The Ark (3m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (3m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (3m)
  • Brownsea Island (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (4m)
  • Wareham Boat Hire (4m)
  • Splashdown (4m)
  • Lemur Landings (4m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (4m)
  • The Big Canoe (5m)
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (5m)

Tourist Information

Welcome Centre
Enefco House
BH15 1HJ

Phone 0845 234 5560
Email info@pooletourism.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
07:09 GMT
High Tide
12:16 GMT
Low Tide
19:28 GMT
High Tide
22:45 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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Rockley Sands is a friendly little beach which plays host to many water activities but retains its quiet rural charm. At low tide swimming is not possible and is forbidden from the slipway at all times.

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