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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.
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 8 beaches at Poole, 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

Todaylightrainshowers_day
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Dec 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)

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.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:33 (Height 0.00m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 05:33 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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