Cliff Lifts

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.

There are currently two cliff lifts in Bournemouth at West Cliff and Fisherman’s Walk. Currently the one at Fisherman’s Walk is closed for repair work until further notice.

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
Under 5’sFree
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.

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