Guide to Dorset's beaches

Alum Chine Beach

Alum Chine is a wide, sandy beach with a paddling pool and a large adventure playground, making it very popular with families. Plenty of amenities, including free beach wheelchairs and a land train. There is a sub-tropical garden at the back of the beach, with excellent views over the Solent.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

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Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach throughout the year although they are banned from certain areas f.

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Facilities

There are many excellent facilities available along Bournemouth's beaches. These include toilets with access for disabled visitors; first aid posts; lost children centres and information offices. Pubs; cafes; kiosks and restaurants.

Parking

Roadside parking along the overcliff drive. Various pay and display carparks including the Undercliff Car Park on the beach with access at Boscombe Pier.

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended