Canford Cliffs Beach (Dorset)

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  • Information

    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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Canford Cliffs Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Poole, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • 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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

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