Canford Cliffs Beach

Canford Cliffs beach is a shallow sloping sandy beach, although as the tide comes in the amount of sand available is limited.

The beach is below a steep sandy cliff which means you have steps to go down to get to the beach.

Facilities include parking, toilets (with disabled facilities), food kiosks, and lifeguards in the summer.

Canford Cliffs Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Canford Cliffs Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Canford Cliffs Beach has dog restrictions.
From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on Canford Cliffs beach and must be kept on a lead on the promenade, paths and zig zags.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Canford Cliffs Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.2℃ to 0.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.4℃ to -1.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)

Poole weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Canford Cliffs Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Canford Cliffs Beach is at Poole (Entrance) 2.90 km (1.80 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:52 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 09:00 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 16:11 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 21:29 (Height 1.95m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:25 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 09:22 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 16:41 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 21:54 (Height 2.03m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:54 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 09:46 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 17:09 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 22:21 (Height 2.06m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:23 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 10:15 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 17:37 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 22:51 (Height 2.03m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:53 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 10:45 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.96m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:26 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 11:07 (Height 2.02m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 23:48 (Height 1.86m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 07:02 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 10:55 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 19:20 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 1.80m)

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