Long considered to be one of the South Coast's top tourist destinations, Bournemouth, with its thriving club scene, miles of golden sand and second largest surfing community in the UK, is home to one of the busiest resort-style beaches in the country. This popular seafront is safe and clean if a little hectic; the central section around the pier will see thousands of visitors a day in peak season.
Proximity to the centre of town means good access to facilities and easy shopping, while in summer a weekly firework display adds to the excitement.
Type of Beach
There is a seasonal lifeguard service
Dogs restricted. dog exercise area.
Restaurants. shops. beach huts. disabled facilities & access. pedallos. KidZone beach areas. beach huts and deck chairs. IMAX cinema and Oceanarium.
Pay parking. disabled parking
The nearest major town is Bournemouth. Principal road access routes are the A338 from Ringwood and the A35 from Poole.
Other beaches near Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach tide times
Thu 15th AprilLow 1:47am (1.02m)
High 7:19am (5.24m)
Low 1:59pm (1.08m)
High 7:32pm (5.18m)
Fri 16th AprilLow 2:16am (1.17m)
High 7:48am (5.08m)
Low 2:28pm (1.25m)
High 8:02pm (5.04m)
Sat 17th AprilLow 2:46am (1.37m)
High 8:19am (4.87m)
Low 2:58pm (1.47m)
High 8:34pm (4.84m)
Sun 18th AprilLow 3:19am (1.61m)
High 8:54am (4.61m)
Low 3:32pm (1.72m)
High 9:13pm (4.60m)