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

Facilities

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.

Parking

Roadside parking along the overcliff drive. Various pay and display carparks including the Undercliff Car Park on the beach with access at Boscombe Pier.

Directions

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

Bournemouth

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Alum Chine Beach tide times

  • Thu 13th December

    Low 02:15am (1.73m)
    High 07:59am (4.90m)
    Low 02:41pm (1.77m)
    High 08:19pm (4.55m)
  • Fri 14th December

    Low 02:55am (1.93m)
    High 08:43am (4.69m)
    Low 03:25pm (1.95m)
    High 09:08pm (4.37m)
  • Sat 15th December

    Low 03:43am (2.12m)
    High 09:37am (4.52m)
    Low 04:20pm (2.08m)
    High 10:10pm (4.25m)
  • Sun 16th December

    Low 04:45am (2.23m)
    High 10:43am (4.42m)
    Low 05:27pm (2.11m)
    High 11:22pm (4.25m)

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