Shore Road Beach

Shore Road Beach is a large sandy beach that joins with the Sandbanks beach and is part of the long stretch of sand just before the beach hits the Peninsula. The beach has fine sand and gently sloping access to the water making it great for families.

As Shore Road itself stretches along the harbour before reaching the seafront the beach can often be mistaken for being a harbour beach but this is not the case Shore Road Beach is the stretch of great sand on the seaward side.

Shore Road beach along with its close neighbours and Poole harbour is known for great windsurfing and kitesurfing. Popularity is in part as you park once and have the option of sailing from the beach or harbour side depending on wind conditions.

Facilities at Shore Road beach include a cafe, ice-cream kiosks, toilets, lifeguards in the summer, a small carpark and easy access to all the facilities at Sandbanks. When the weather is nice it can be difficult to find places to park.

Shore Road Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Shore Road Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Shore Road Beach has dog restrictions.
From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on Shore Road beach and must be kept on a lead on the promenade, paths and zig zags.

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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Shore Road 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 3.7℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WNW)

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

Shore Road Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Shore Road Beach is at Poole (Entrance) 1.93 km (1.20 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.

Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 00:55 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 08:36 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 1.90m)
   Low Tide at 20:56 (Height 0.92m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 01:24 (Height 1.69m)
   Low Tide at 09:36 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 13:21 (Height 1.74m)
   Low Tide at 21:58 (Height 1.13m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 02:23 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 10:47 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 14:21 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 23:13 (Height 1.26m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 08:11 (Height 1.90m)
   Low Tide at 12:08 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 15:46 (Height 1.54m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:35 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 09:31 (Height 1.89m)
   Low Tide at 13:23 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 16:55 (Height 1.55m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:44 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 07:56 (Height 1.85m)
   Low Tide at 14:18 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 17:51 (Height 1.60m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:34 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 06:11 (Height 1.82m)
   Low Tide at 15:01 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 20:43 (Height 1.79m)

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