Southbourne Beach

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Things To Do Category: Beaches

  • About

    The beach here at Southbourne is mainly sandy with some shingle and is another Blue Flag winner.

    It is popular with locals as it tends to be quieter than the main Bournemouth beach and the water here is renowned for being very safe for bathers.

    Nearly 4 miles from Bournemouth, the promenade offers a lovely relaxing walk.

    The beach is excellent for families as it is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season and also offers the Kidzone scheme.

    Water sports are also on offer and cycling is permitted along the promenade except during July and August.

    There are various food outlets serving both dine in and take-away food and if you have forgotten something then the beach shop stocks all those necessary beach accessories!

    Southbourne beach has a number of beautiful beach huts for hire either on a daily or weekly period. The daily and weekly charge varies depending upon the time of year and they also offer “block” periods. Full pricing details can be found on the Bournemouth Council website and bookings can be made by telephoning 01202 451781. You may also find some beach hut tenants that rent out their beach huts directly.



    The beach is also dog friendly with an exercise area up to groyne 41, if coming along from the west from Fisherman’s Walk beach. There is also a section from groyne 45 towards Hengistbury head.

    Barbeques are permitted after 6pm. Disposable BBQ’s can be left beside the plastic bins along the promenade. Please ensure that you dowse hot coals first and take all rubbish with you. For BBQ’s of more that 30 people an application must first be submitted to the council.

    There are a 2 car parks next to the beach with parking also available in surrounding streets.

    Southbourne Beach Services & Amenities

    • Lifeguards May to Sept, 10.00am – 6.00pm
    • Toilets
    • Drinking water points
    • Outdoor showers
    • Baby changing
    • Beach huts
    • Deck chairs
    • Child friendly – Kidzone
    • Beach shop/kiosk
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Dog friendly stretch
    • Beach car park (Pay and Display) – Sat nav postcode: BH6 4BE
    • Beach office
  • Contact / More Info
     Boscombe Promenade
    Bournemouth
    Dorset
    BH6
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