"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Shore Road Beach

Adjoining Sandbanks Peninsula, Shore Road is a popular sandy beach with an excellent range of facilities and scenic views to the Purbecks. It is popular with younger, more active visitors but is also used by many families. It has a lively Mediterranean-style café, a beach brasserie and nearby bars. There are good toilet facilities (including those for disabled visitors) and a wide selection of watersports available, including sailing and windsurfing. Sand wheelchairs are also available for the disabled. There is also a marked safe swim zone and a lost children patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Poole

Local authority: Poole Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ051882


Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Shore Road Beach

  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (1m)
  • The Big Canoe (1m)
  • Brownsea Island (2m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (2m)
  • Bowlplex Branksome (2m)
  • Curious About Bournemouth (2m)
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (2m)
  • The Ark (2m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (2m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (3m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (3m)
  • RockReef (3m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (3m)
  • Oceanarium (3m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (3m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (3m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (3m)
  • Waterfront Museum (3m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (3m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (3m)
  • Splashdown (4m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (4m)
  • Lemur Landings (4m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (4m)
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre (4m)
  • Slades Farm Skate Park (4m)
  • Giggles Play Centre (4m)
  • Upton Country Park (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 4%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:44 GMT
High Tide
11:54 GMT
Low Tide
19:03 GMT
High Tide
23:13 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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Tell us what you think about Shore Road Beach

This is a narrow beach with a promenade. There are scenic views across the harbour to Brownsea Island and Purbeck Hills, providing an excellent backdrop for sunsets. Shore Road beach is popular with a continental feel due to its Mediterranean style café.

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