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.


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.


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


Other beaches near Durley Chine

Durley Chine tide times

  • Mon 16th May

    High 5:20am (5.54m)
    Low 12:09pm (0.68m)
    High 5:43pm (5.59m)
  • Tue 17th May

    Low 12:31am (0.67m)
    High 6:03am (5.59m)
    Low 12:54pm (0.66m)
    High 6:26pm (5.64m)
  • Wed 18th May

    Low 1:16am (0.66m)
    High 6:48am (5.53m)
    Low 1:39pm (0.75m)
    High 7:11pm (5.59m)
  • Thu 19th May

    Low 2:03am (0.75m)
    High 7:35am (5.36m)
    Low 2:25pm (0.94m)
    High 8:00pm (5.44m)

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