Welcome to Bournemouth Beaches

Welcome to a guide and celebration of the beautiful Bournemouth Beaches.Often, all beaches from Mudeford Sandspit through Solent Beach, and up to Alum Chine are considered collectively as "the" Bournemouth beach. This does not really do justice justice to the individual beaches that make up this seven mile stretch of golden sand .

Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Beach
The beautiful family orientated Avon Beach in Mudeford
Looking up East Cliff Beach towards the Pier
The Magnificent East Cliff Beach
The West Cliff Beach seen from the Pier
Durley Chine Beach


Each of the Bournemouth beaches has its own charm and character. Bournemouth beaches, collectively hold no less than 4 Blue flag awards for Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fishermans Walk and Southbourne beaches.

These four beaches straddle the central core Bournemouth beaches of East Cliff and West Cliff so you can be pretty sure of the cleanliness of the water and the quality of the facilities of all Bournemouth beaches.

Bournemouth also holds the Quality Coast Award for the area around Bournemouth Pier. Bournemouth pier is actually the dividing point between East Cliff beach and West Cliff beach so again, the visitor can be assured of the  quality commitment (and also attention to detail) to this area.

Bournemouth council, quite correctly has identified Bournemouth beach(es) as the primary identifier associated with Bournemouth. Consequently, in summer, the beach are cleaned daily and are extensively monitored for any problems. 

 

Looking down from the tropical gardens at Alum Chine
Looking down from the tropical gardens at Alum Chine
Looking down from the tropical gardens at Alum Chine
The Run at Mudeford
Beachhuts on Mudeford Sandspit
Bournemouth West Cliff Beach
The lift at Fishermans Walk
Gordons Zig-Zag

All the main tourist beaches are patrolled by a small army of lifeguards (outsourced to the R.N.L.I) and innovative methods to prevent lost children (KidZone) are in place. Recently many hundreds of tons of sand have been dredged up from Poole bay and added to Bournemouth beach so now the   beach is almost double the width of 10 years ago.