Bournemouth’s famous cliff lifts offer you an easy way of getting to and from the beach.
The cliff lifts are actually funicular railways but are often referred to as cliff railways. They are tram like carriages on rails and they operate via a cable which moves the carriage up and down the cliff face.
The lifts operate daily between Easter and the end of October, weather permitting.
There was also a cliff lift at East Cliff however, due to a significant landslide in 2016, the lift is currently out of action. Remedial work is ongoing.
Both the West Cliff Lift and the East Cliff Lift were built in 1908, with the East cliff lift opening first. The West Cliff Lift, built in 1908, links the seafront with the Bournemouth International Centre whereas the Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift, built in 1935, links the beach with a cliff top café and children’s play area.
The prices are as follows:
|Adult Single||£2.50 per ticket|
|Carer x1 (with paying disabled lift user)||Free|
|Child Single (under 16)||£2.00 per ticket|
|Family Single (2 adults & 3 children)||£7.50 per ticket|
|Season pass for one||£40.00 per ticket|
|Week unlimited pass||£12.50 per ticket|
Please note that prices are subject to change at any time. Prices correct July 2023 (BCP Council).
Payment is by card only.