Lake Pier Beach

Lake Pier Beach, also simply known as Lake beach is just to the north-west of Lake Pier. The beach is one of two within Poole harbour.

Whereas the other inner harbour beach (Hamworthy Park Beach) is more of a typical bucket and spade sand beach, Lake Pier Beach is a mix of sand and shingle. It tends to be more orientated to water-sport activity.

Water Sports


Nearby is the Poole Harbour Canoe Club. Its a great water sports activity club. It actually has an off-shoot in Wimborne up the River Stour! If you are looking for starting some water sports Poole harbour is a great area. This club is one of the best proponents of water sports in the locality.

This is a more of a natural beach and is more akin to (say) Hengistbury Head Beach or Friars Cliff beach than the highly commercialised beaches elsewhere in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Lake Pier Beach adds a level of variety to the local beaches. It is well worth a visit. If you are into canoeing, wind surfing or other water sports this is a beach you should closely look at.

A Natural Space

Nearby to Lake Pier Beach is Ham Common. This area is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and needs to be treated gently to protect it’s special status. But it is an interesting and natural space. The beach (and Ham common ) are also quite close to the Royals Marines training establishment.

Lake Road Beach Parking.

Lake Pier Car Park BH15 4LR

This is a car park with 66 spaces and is just a few yards from the beach and Ham common.

Ham Common Car Park BH15 4RW

Ham common separates this car park from the beach area. It is though still quite close and is a matter of 4-5 minutes walk to the beach across the common. The car park holds 45 cars