Guide to Dorset's beaches

Branksome Chine Beach

Branksome Chine Beach

A wide, sandy beach backed by a promenade. All facilites including beach huts, shop, bar and restaurant. Good disabled access and a safe swim zone.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed in the main beach area from the 1st May - 30th Sept.

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Toilets including facilities for disabled people and baby changing. Hotels and pubs nearby.


There is parking for 108 cars in the car park by the promenade with an additional 352 spaces on Beach Road.


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended