Fishermans Walk Bournemouth

Fishermans walk beach is arguably the best of a fine set of beaches that collectively make up the Bournemouth beaches. Somewhat quieter than the main Bournemouth beaches of East Cliff beach and West Cliff beach, Fishermans Walk is still a bustling friendly beach with acres of sand. It is one of the four Blue flag holders

Fishermans Walk Promenade
Looking down Fishermans walk promenade at the back of the beach

Fishermans walk possesses a coveted Blue flag which is national recognition for the very high standards of cleanliness and water purity. The beach has it's own lift so the less mobile can still easily get to and from the beach in summer. For the most people though a stroll down through the Fishermans zigzag will take them down a gentle gradient to the beach below.

Because Fishermans walk beach primarily a family beach and caters for families with small children, it is, during the summer months a people only beach - no dogs. But there is a dog excercise area sandwiched between Fishermans walk and Southbourne beach to the east. The beach has its own food/drink outlets, toilets and other facilities and is a very fine and safe family beach. There is a viewing area at the top of the cliff which allows a spectacular vista from Poole Harbour entrance round to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight.

Fishermans Walk from the Cliff top
Fishermans Walk from the clifftop

There is a surprising amount of on road parking around the area of Fishermans Walk. This though usually gets filled up quite quickly in the summer. The nearest spaces are the nose-on bays on the beach side of Boscombe Overcliff Drive, as of now this parking is also free. There is also the pleasant original "Fishermans Walk" though a quiet path from Southbourne past the bowling club and to Boscombe Overcliff Drive.