Rockley Park beach is a small (150m) sandy beach within Poole Harbour that is also known as Rockley Sands and Rockley Point beach. The beach offers some good views into Poole harbour and over to the Purbecks.

The beaches location means that at low tide swimming from the beach is not possible due to strong currents.

Facilities include toilets, beach shop/kiosk, cafe/restuarant, watersports, boat storage and slipway.

Rockley Park Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Rockley Park Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

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.


7 Day Weather Forecast

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