"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Bournemouth - Alum Chine Beach

Situated at the opening to one of Bournemouth's famous Chines, this beach features a good range of facilities including beach chalets which are available to hire on a daily or weekly basis. Deck chairs, sunbeds, parasols, windbreaks and beach accessible wheelchairs are also available for hire. A regular land train service connects the Chine with Bournemouth & Boscombe piers to the east. A Treasure Island themed children’s play area takes it’s inspiration from author R L Stevenson who lived and wrote in a house in the Chine. A free to use paddling pool is very popular with children. The cliffs feature a Green Flag award winning sub-tropical garden which provides an oasis of tranquillity. The beach is gently sloping and sandy with no sudden shelving or rip currents, providing safe bathing. The beach is lifeguarded by the RNLI from May to September. Guided walk leaflets are available from Alum Chine beach office. The beach also features ice-cream vendor, snack shop and an excellent Italian Restaurant. A dog exercise area of the beach is provided May to September. Free LV= Kidzone children’s safety wristbands are available from the beach office.

Beach type: Sand & Shingle

Nearest town: Bournemouth

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ076902

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Bournemouth - Alum Chine Beach

  • Curious About Bournemouth (0m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (1m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (1m)
  • RockReef (1m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (1m)
  • Oceanarium (1m)
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (1m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (1m)
  • Bowlplex Branksome (1m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (2m)
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (2m)
  • The Big Canoe (3m)
  • Slades Farm Skate Park (3m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (3m)
  • The Ark (3m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (3m)
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (3m)
  • Giggles Play Centre (3m)
  • Splashdown (3m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (3m)
  • Lemur Landings (3m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (4m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (4m)
  • Littledown Centre (4m)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (4m)
  • Brownsea Island (4m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (4m)
  • Waterfront Museum (4m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (4m)

Tourist Information

Bournemouth
Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road
Dorset
England
BH1 2BU

Phone 0845 051 1700
Email info@bournemouth.gov.uk
http://www.bournemouth.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 28 June

06:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 0mph, gusting to 2mph.
WNW
Pressure 998
Humidity 98%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NW
Pressure 997
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NW
Pressure 997
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 996
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
N
Pressure 996
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
N
Pressure 997
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
07:25 BST
(06:25 GMT)
High Tide
13:09 BST
(12:09 GMT)
Low Tide
19:50 BST
(18:50 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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