The Beach Guide

Durley Chine Beach (Bournemouth)

Durley Chine Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset

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Durley Chine is west of Bournemouth's central beach and considered by many to be its finest. Golden sand, clean water and easy access to all facilities make this beach a popular choice for families. Reached via a sloping car park or a gentle walk through Middle Chine, a narrow, wooded gorge leading down to the sea from West Overcliff Drive.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach throughout the year.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    BH2 5JF

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 0788 9033

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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