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Bournemouth - Boscombe Pier Beach

Bournemouth, Bournemouth

A sloping sandy beach considered safe for bathing. Family friendly with a Kidzone area. Wide range of seafront activities including windsurfing, surfing, canoeing and amusement arcades. Land train service runs the length of the seafront.

Beach Type



Tilets with access for disabled visitors
First aid posts
Lost children centres and information offices
Kiosks and restaurants serve drinks
Hot and cold snacks and meals


A popular spot for surfing as well as bathing and sea kayaking
There are amusements and entertainments on the pier

Nature and Wildlife

Promenade stretching towards bournemouth centre.

Water Quality





Dogs are restricted. Dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Bournemouth Visitor Information Bureau Westover Road Bournemouth BH1 2BU Tel. 0906 802 0234 E-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7188, -1.84133
Postcode: BH5 1BN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


A338 from Ringwood and the A35 from Poole.

Public Transport

Good rail and bus connections to Bournemouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bournemouth (About a mile away)
Pokesdown (About a mile and a half away)
Christchurch (Approx. 3 miles away)
Branksome (Approx. 4 miles away)
Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking available. Also disabled visitors parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Overstrand, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Undercliff Drive, Boscombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Hawkwood Road Main, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Hawkwood Road 2 - West, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Hawkwood Road 1 - East, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Sovereign Shopping Centre, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Palmerston Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Cotlands Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
King's Park, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bournemouth