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Shore Road

Fine, golden sand, a gently sloping beach and clean, safe water make Shore Road an ideal place to visit. This Blue Flag beach is also known for wind and kite surfing.

There are beach guidelines to follow so that everyone can enjoy Poole's beaches. 

Address 

Shore Road
Poole
BH13 7PJ  

Parking   

Shore Road car park has 71 spaces. There’s also a disabled car park nearby with 12 spaces and harbourside pay and display parking along Banks Road. On hot days the car parks fill up fast, so consider alternative ways of travel.

Public transport

Timetables for buses to Shore Road from morebus.

The nearest train stations to the beach are Parkstone (2 miles), Poole (2.2 miles) and Branksome (2.8 miles).  

Cycling    

Cycling is allowed, but pedestrians have priority.  Keep your speed below 10mph and follow seasonal restrictions in place for July and August on seafront promenades and paths to avoid on-the-spot fines.    

Facilities at Shore Road

  • public toilets, including accessible/disabled and baby change 
  • drinking water 
  • ice cream kiosks and cafe
  • water sports equipment hire and lessons 
  • sailing vessel parking - apply for a parking permit
  • RNLI lifeguards end of May to beginning of September, 10am to 6pm
  • seasonal beach office.

Accessibility 

You can reach Shore Road beach by ramp.   

Dogs 

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.  Find the nearest year-round dog friendly beach and remember to pick up after your dog. 

Barbecues 

You can have a disposable barbecue between 6pm and 10:30pm, read the barbecue guide before you plan one. 

Douse disposable barbecues with water after use and leave them next to the rubbish bins on the promenade for our beach cleansing team to collect once they have cooled down. Please dispose of all other rubbish in the bins provided.

To reduce waste, try one of the electric barbecue hotplates available at various seafront locations.  

Open fires 

Open fires are not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to light an open fire. 

Camping 

Camping is not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to camp anywhere along the seafront. 

Visit Poole Tourism for activities in the area.