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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Rockley Park 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 9.6℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1℃ to 0.4℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.5℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.3℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SSE)

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.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:41 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 06:13 (Height 1.76m)
   Low Tide at 15:07 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 20:53 (Height 1.73m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:26 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 07:06 (Height 1.86m)
   Low Tide at 15:49 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 21:09 (Height 1.80m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:06 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 08:18 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 16:26 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 21:21 (Height 1.89m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:42 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 09:12 (Height 2.05m)
   Low Tide at 16:59 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 1.97m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:14 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 09:55 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 17:29 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 22:30 (Height 2.01m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:45 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 10:32 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 18:00 (Height 0.54m)
   High Tide at 23:06 (Height 1.97m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:17 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 11:04 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 18:32 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 23:41 (Height 1.89m)

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