CANFORD CLIFFS

Canford Cliffs is an affluent suburb in Poole, Dorset, which lies on the English Channel coast midway between Poole and Bournemouth.

In Canford Cliffs, known locally as ‘the village’ you will find all the major banks, estate agents, solicitors, a delicatessen, general food store and post office. There is also a gift shop and chemists, major hair and beauty salons to rival London, coffee shops, travel agent, bars, two pubs and various restaurants.

A short stroll away is the Harbour Heights Hotel situated in an elevated position. Here you can fine dine, inside or out, taking in some of the best views imaginable across the Harbour, Sandbanks Peninsula and the Purbeck Hills beyond, with Corfe Castle in the distance.

On the doorstep is Compton Acres, which is regarded as one of the most important historic gardens in the UK offering a mix of Victorian, Italian and Japanese gardens. As well as 10 acres of beautiful gardens you will also find two cafes, gift shops and a specialist garden centre.

Canford Cliffs, though not as famous as its neighbour Sandbanks, which adjoins it, nevertheless shares the same beach which is reached via a delightful stroll through the gardens and wooded walk right down to the sea, where bathing facilities, beach huts and a cafe are situated on the promenade with access to Sandbanks in one direction and Bournemouth in the other.

Half a mile distant can be found the renowned Parkstone Championship Golf Course, so whether it is for a round, fine dining experience, a quick drink or a little pampering – the ‘Village’ has it all.

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