Alum Chine is another blue flag beach situated near the award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens. This is a wide, sandy beach with a paddling pool and a large adventure playground, making it very popular with families. Plenty of amenities, including free beach wheelchairs and a land train.
Alum Chine's gently sloping sand is safe for swimmers and hosts a variety of water sports including surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.
Type of Beach
Sand & shingle
There is a seasonal lifeguard service
Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach throughout the year although they are banned from certain areas from May to September
There are many excellent facilities available along Bournemouth's beaches. These include toilets with access for disabled visitors; first aid posts; lost children centres and information offices. Pubs; cafes; kiosks and restaurants.
Roadside parking along the overcliff drive. Various pay and display carparks including the Undercliff Car Park on the beach with access at Boscombe Pier.
Follow signs to Bournemouth along the A338 from Ringwood and the A35 from Poole. When in Bournemouth follow the signs for Durley Chine; Bournemouth Pier and Beaches or Fishermans Walk / Southbourne Beaches.
Other beaches near Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Beach tide times
Sun 5th DecemberHigh 4:48am (5.84m)
Low 11:39am (0.69m)
High 5:12pm (5.73m)
Mon 6th DecemberLow 12:02am (0.75m)
High 5:35am (5.84m)
Low 12:28pm (0.73m)
High 5:59pm (5.62m)
Tue 7th DecemberLow 12:49am (0.89m)
High 6:23am (5.74m)
Low 1:17pm (0.88m)
High 6:48pm (5.40m)
Wed 8th DecemberLow 1:37am (1.11m)
High 7:12am (5.54m)
Low 2:07pm (1.11m)
High 7:40pm (5.13m)