The Beach Guide

Alum Chine Beach (Bournemouth)

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


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 »


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    BH4 8AF

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 0749 9019

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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