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Poole - Harbour Rockley Sand Beach

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Rockley Sands is a friendly little beach which plays host to many water activities but retains its quiet rural charm. At low tide swimming is not possible and is forbidden from the slipway at all times.

Beach Type

Sand and mud flats


Small beach shop/cafe
Disabled access
First aid
Dog exercise area
Rockley Watersports
Hobie Cat Centre


Wind surfing
Water sports centre
Area not suitable for kite surfing
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Ham common within 1/2 mile walk from beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned by hand & bins emptied daily. Raked at least 3 days per week. Litter Bins emptied daily. Wed. & Fri.


Dog bins emptied Mon. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Tourist Information

Poole welcome centre. Enefco house. Poole Quay. Poole. Dorset. BH15 1HJ. tel: 01202 253253


Nearest town: Poole
County: Poole
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7162, -2.03966
Postcode: BH15 4RW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Poole follow brown tourist signs for ROCKLEY PARK.

Public Transport

Poole nearest railway station. Bus No. 154. last bus 5:30pm. NO Sunday service.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hamworthy (About a mile and a half away)
Holton Heath (Approx. 2 miles away)
Poole (Approx. 3 miles away)
Wareham (Dorset) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car park for around 25 cars incl disabled. charges apply.

Nearby Car Parks

Ham Common Nature Reserve - Napier Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Lake Pier Hamworthy, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Hamworthy Recreation, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Upton Country Park, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Arne, Wareham (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
New Orchard, Poole (Short stay).
About 2.3 miles away
High Street Shops, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Quay Visitors, Poole (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Prosperous Street, Poole (Short stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Chapel Lane 1 & 2, Poole (Short stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Poole