One of Poole’s four Blue Flag Beaches in Canford Cliffs Beach. Situated between Poole and Bournemouth, this beach has fewer facilities than some of its neighbours, which can make it a good option on a busy day, as it can be slightly less crowded. The beach is accessed via a zigzag path from Cliff Drive (note: there are a lot of steps) or via Canford Cliffs Chine (no steps). There is free roadside parking on the cliff top.
Canford Cliffs Chine
This tree lined chine runs from the cliff top down the beach. At the bottom are pretty wooden beach huts set in a garden and at the top are picnic benches and a Pirate Ship themed children’s play area.
The Canford Cliffs Beach Lifeguard tower is manned from 10 am until 6 pm on weekends and Bank Holidays between 13 August and 4 September
Beach catering facilities are limited to a kiosk selling drinks and snacks. However, there are pubs and restaurants on the cliff top or in the pretty little village of Canford Cliffs a few minutes walk away.
The beach has toilets and a Hydration Station for refilling your water bottles.