Durley Chine

Durley Chine beach
Photo: © Lets Go Out Bournemouth and Poole / CC BY-SA 3.0

West of Bournemouth's central beach is Durley Chine, whose golden sands backed with woodland make for a pleasant setting. This blue flag beach has good access, huts and deckchairs for rent and a variety of activities for children including a bouncy castle and boat hire.

The beach at Durley Chine is reached via a sloping car park or a gentle walk through Middle Chine, a narrow, wooded gorge leading down to the sea from West Overcliff Drive.

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.

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 serve drinks.

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

Other beaches near Durley Chine

Durley Chine tide times

  • Tue 19th February

    High 04:13am (5.65m)
    Low 11:02am (0.53m)
    High 04:38pm (5.60m)
    Low 11:22pm (0.52m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 04:59am (5.89m)
    Low 11:52am (0.31m)
    High 05:23pm (5.74m)
  • Thu 21st February

    Low 12:10am (0.36m)
    High 05:43am (5.99m)
    Low 12:38pm (0.23m)
    High 06:06pm (5.77m)
  • Fri 22nd February

    Low 12:55am (0.34m)
    High 06:27am (5.96m)
    Low 01:23pm (0.30m)
    High 06:50pm (5.67m)

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