Alum Chine Beach in Bournemouth,
Dorset - Blue Flag Beach 2013
The beach at Alum Chine is sometimes quieter than the beaches closer to
Bournemouth town centre but is equally as sandy and inviting!
In fact the beach here is of top
quality, being a blue flag holder,
with glorious golden sand and crystal clear waters, making it popular with
The Alum Chine Tropical Gardens are
just a short walk away behind the promenade and the beautiful
Alum Chine is a
lovely walk through a wooded area up to the popular Westbourne area of
Operating the Kidzone scheme and
fully patrolled by lifeguards during
the season, it is very child
friendly making it a safe place for
families enjoying a day out.
land train runs from here to
And finally children will just love the "Treasure Island" play area and paddling
pool, a pirate themed playground just up slightly from the beach.
Beach barbeques are permitted after 6pm to the
western side of the main beach,
between groynes 3 and 4. Just
please remember to dispose of your
remains carefully and take all
rubbish with you. Only charcoal or gas BBQ's can be used, there cannot be open
fires and BBQ's must take place within 50 metres of the metal bins which are
provided at Alum Chine for cooled
Alum Chine beach has a number of beautiful beach huts for hire either on a
daily or weekly period. The daily charge varies from £8.50 to £41.50 a day
depending upon the time of year. Weekly charges also vary between £36.00 and
£170.00 a week and they also offer "block" periods for example you can hire a
hut for £1100.00 for the period 29th June to 23rd August. Full pricing details
can be found on the
Bournemouth Seafront website and booking can be made by telephoning 0845 055
0968. You may also find some beach hut tenants that rent out their beach huts
Dog owners will be pleased to know
that their furry friend is welcome
here in the designated areas. This
is between the Alum Chine Beach office (groyne 3) and the border with Poole's
first beach, Branksome Dene Chine beach. However Branksome Dene Chine beach is
dog friendly all year round so you may want to head straight to that one. Please
remember though to clean up after your dog.
There is a car park next to the
beach and a bus stop with buses running into Bournemouth.
||Lifeguards May to
Sept, 10am - 6pm
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For the next nearest beaches, to the
west you will find the attractive
Dene Chine beach whilst to the
east is the beautiful
Durley Chine beach.
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