Seafront Development Programme

£6.6 million investment 2018-2020

Over £6 million is being invested in Poole’s seafront to help meet the high demand for beach huts and conserve & improve public facilities for residents & visitors to enjoy. Our world class award-winning seafront helps to define the character of Poole, providing a magnificent backdrop to Poole Bay, and contributes to the £200 million annual tourism expenditure.

This investment will enhance the coastline’s natural assets and ensure our seafront infrastructure is modern and vibrant. The projects will improve the connectivity between public spaces, creating new plazas and gardens, as well as providing new catering and commercial outlets. It will also add more than 120 additional new beach huts of various sizes & types and rebuild or refurbish more than 100 existing huts.

The programme is funded by Borough of Poole and supported by £1.2 million from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), a government grant designed to support the economic development of coastal communities. The works form part of the ‘Dorset Coastal Connections’ portfolio of 18 projects along the Dorset coast, coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum.


The Projects

Shore Road

Enhancing the public space, buildings & facilities
Project details & progress

Shore Road East

New and refurbished beach huts
Details coming soon

Flaghead Chine public realm project

Flaghead Chine

Seaside Garden & 4 new beach huts
Project details & progress

Canford Cliffs beach project - click for details

Canford Cliffs

New & refurbished beach huts • new café at the beach pavilion 
Project details & progress

Blake Dene Viewpoint - click for details

Branksome Chine

Enhancing the public space & bringing visitors by Land Train
Project details & progress

Branksome Dene project - click for details

Branksome Dene

Four new family beach huts
Project details & progress

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New & refurbished beach huts 2015-16

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Developed in consultation with residents and visitors the Sustaining Poole’s Seafront Supplementary Planning Document was adopted by Council in December 2015. The document sets out a vision for how the Council plans to conserve, improve and invest in our Seafront over the next 25 years.

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