Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth beach and pier

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 of Bournemouth beach, 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


Lifeguard Service

There is a seasonal lifeguard service

Dog Friendly?

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.

Nearest Town


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Bournemouth Beach tide times

  • Thu 19th May

    Low 2:03am (0.75m)
    High 7:35am (5.36m)
    Low 2:25pm (0.94m)
    High 8:00pm (5.44m)
  • Fri 20th May

    Low 2:52am (0.95m)
    High 8:26am (5.11m)
    Low 3:13pm (1.20m)
    High 8:52pm (5.21m)
  • Sat 21st May

    Low 3:44am (1.20m)
    High 9:23am (4.82m)
    Low 4:07pm (1.49m)
    High 9:52pm (4.97m)
  • Sun 22nd May

    Low 4:44am (1.46m)
    High 10:29am (4.56m)
    Low 5:11pm (1.73m)
    High 11:02pm (4.76m)

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