Alum Chine Beach

Alum Chine beach

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

Lifeguard Service

There is a seasonal lifeguard service

Dog Friendly?

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.

Nearest Town


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Alum Chine Beach tide times

  • Tue 19th January

    Low 2:55am (1.55m)
    High 8:35am (4.93m)
    Low 3:20pm (1.60m)
    High 8:55pm (4.57m)
  • Wed 20th January

    Low 3:34am (1.78m)
    High 9:17am (4.68m)
    Low 4:01pm (1.82m)
    High 9:41pm (4.38m)
  • Thu 21st January

    Low 4:20am (1.99m)
    High 10:07am (4.45m)
    Low 4:51pm (2.00m)
    High 10:38pm (4.22m)
  • Fri 22nd January

    Low 5:19am (2.15m)
    High 11:10am (4.27m)
    Low 5:54pm (2.12m)
    High 11:51pm (4.15m)

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