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Alum Chine Beach (Bournemouth)

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Alum Chine Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset

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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

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

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

Dorset dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Bournemouth

Postcode

BH4 8AF

OS grid ref.

SZ 0749 9019

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended