"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Poole - Branksome Chine Beach

A fine golden sand beach that slopes gradually, with gentle shelving making it an excellent choice for families, with young children. The promenade features a café restaurant, beach huts, beach shop, bar and a range of ice cream kiosks. Accessibility for wheelchairs and prams is good and disabled toilet facilities are provided. The beach also has a marked safe swim zone and a lost childrens patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September.

Beach type: Sand & shingle

Nearest town: Poole

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ066896


Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Poole - Branksome Chine Beach

  • Curious About Bournemouth (1m)
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (1m)
  • Bowlplex Branksome (1m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (2m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (2m)
  • RockReef (2m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (2m)
  • Oceanarium (2m)
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (2m)
  • The Big Canoe (2m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (2m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (2m)
  • The Ark (3m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (3m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (3m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (3m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Brownsea Island (3m)
  • Slades Farm Skate Park (3m)
  • Splashdown (3m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (3m)
  • Lemur Landings (3m)
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre (3m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (3m)
  • Waterfront Museum (4m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (4m)
  • Giggles Play Centre (4m)
  • Littledown Centre (4m)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road

Phone 0845 051 1700
Email info@bournemouth.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:29 GMT
High Tide
12:00 GMT
Low Tide
18:49 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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This is a narrow beach with a promenade. It is a popular beach and has a café and a shop.

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