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Fishermans Walk. A Blue Flag Beach

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 Eastcliff Beach and Westcliff Beach, Fishermans Walk is still a bustling friendly beach with acres of sand. It is one of the four Blue flag holders

Fishermans Walk Beach
Fishermans Walk Beach and Promenade

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.


This beach is 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 this beach and Southbourne Beach to the east. The beach has its own food/drink outlets, toilets and other facilities and is a  safe family beach. There is a viewing area at the top of the cliff. Visitors are treated to a spectacular vista from Poole Harbour entrance round to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight.

Clifftop view of Fishermans Walk Beach
A cliff top view of Fishermans Walk Beach

Parking at Fishermans Walk

There is a surprising amount of on road parking around the area of Fishermans Walk. Free parking fills quickly in the summer months. The nearest spaces are the nose-on bays on the beach side of Boscombe Overcliff Drive. At the time of writing this parking is also free.  Detailed information on parking at this beach is available On This Link

There is also the pleasant original “Fishermans Walk” though a quiet path from Southbourne , past the bowling club and to Boscombe Overcliff Drive.

Details of the cliff lift operation times and prices are available On This Link