Rockley Park Beach (aka Rockley Sands)

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/restaurant, watersports, boat storage and a 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 8 beaches at Poole, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 18.5℃ to 19℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 19℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 17℃ to 19.4℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Aug 23
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Aug 24
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SW)

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

Rockley Park Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Rockley Park Beach is at POOLE HARBOUR 3.96 km (2.46 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 18 Aug
   High Tide at 00:05 (Height 1.98m)
   Low Tide at 08:16 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 20:48 (Height 1.13m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 00:10 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 09:01 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 12:22 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 21:43 (Height 1.28m)
Sat 20 Aug
   High Tide at 00:39 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 09:57 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 12:58 (Height 1.68m)
   Low Tide at 23:03 (Height 1.35m)
Sun 21 Aug
   High Tide at 01:29 (Height 1.55m)
   Low Tide at 11:31 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 14:05 (Height 1.63m)
Mon 22 Aug
   Low Tide at 00:24 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 1.85m)
   Low Tide at 12:53 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 21:25 (Height 1.87m)
Tue 23 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:27 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 10:22 (Height 1.90m)
   Low Tide at 13:52 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 20:03 (Height 1.82m)
Wed 24 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:17 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 11:16 (Height 1.94m)
   Low Tide at 14:39 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 18:34 (Height 1.86m)

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