Canford Cliffs Beach Huts & Pavilion Café

Last updated 12th April 2019

The Project

The art deco style beach pavilion is to be converted into a café with terrace, toilets refurbished, and 89 new beach huts constructed. 102 existing beach huts are to be re-built and a further 4 beach huts refurbished.

Councillors have approved a total investment of £7.3 million to secure the cliff and deliver this exciting seafront development during 2019/20


  • February 2019 Recommendations for cliff stabilisation works and delivering the development project discussed at Borough of Poole Cabinet meeting on 5th February, and at Full Council 19th February. Planned completion 2020. Details in the Cabinet Report (Agenda Item 5) (pdf)
  • January 2019 Planning permissions granted for 4 x planning applications as detailed below
  • 2017-2018 Monitoring cliff stability – read about it at
  • February 2017 Project on hold due to the cliff slip at Canford Cliffs in February 2017

Planning permissions granted:

Beach Pavilion Café
APP/16/01829/F | Conversion of existing shelter to cafe with outdoor terrace and ramp, refurbishment of toilets, provision of new rangers station and disabled WC. Addition of 4 beach huts to first floor. Demolition of existing ice cream kiosk

Beach Hut Blocks 1-8
APP/16/01828/F | Block 1-8 (hut numbers 1-72) Canford Cliffs Promenade : Replace 8 blocks of single storey beach huts with 8 blocks of two storey beach huts

Beach Hut Blocks 9 & 10
APP/16/01831/F | Blocks 9 & 10 (hut numbers 73-94) Canford Cliffs Promenade : Replace 2 blocks of single storey beach huts with 2 blocks of two storey beach huts

Beach Hut Block 11
APP/16/01859/F | Block 11 (hut numbers 99-106) Canford Cliffs Promenade : Replace 1 block of single storey beach huts with 1 block of two storey beach huts

Typical South Elevation, new two storey beach huts
– taken from the plans for Beach Hut Block One

The existing single storey beach huts:

Artist’s impressions of this scheme:

Project Details

Total Budget £7.3 million
Funding BCP Council, with a £400,000 contribution from Coastal Communities Fund
Project Lead Anthony Rogers, Recreation Manager

Part funded by the Coastal Communities Fund coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum

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