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Bournemouth Alum Chine

Dorset, England

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Situated at the opening to one of Bournemouth's famous Chines, this beach features a good range of facilities including beach chalets which are available to hire on a daily or weekly basis.

Deck chairs, sunbeds, parasols, windbreaks and beach accessible wheelchairs are also available for hire. A regular land train service connects the Chine with Bournemouth & Boscombe piers to the east. A Treasure Island themed children’s play area takes it’s inspiration from author R L Stevenson who lived and wrote in a house in the Chine. A free to use paddling pool is very popular with children. The cliffs feature a Green Flag award winning sub-tropical garden which provides an oasis of tranquillity. The beach is gently sloping and sandy with no sudden shelving or rip currents, providing safe bathing. The beach is lifeguarded by the RNLI from May to September. Guided walk leaflets are available from Alum Chine beach office. The beach also features ice-cream vendor, snack shop and an excellent Italian Restaurant. A dog exercise area of the beach is provided May to September. Free LV= Kidzone children’s safety wristbands are available from the beach office.

Bournemouth Alum Chine is adjacent to the Bournemouth Coast Path.

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Weather and tides for Sunday 25 February

Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 25mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 97%
Min temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 20mph

The tide at Bournemouth Alum Chine is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 4:32 PM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 9:52 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   9.5°C  

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Things to do and see in the area

U-Escape (0.6 miles)
Dorset Day Trips (0.9 miles)
Be At One Cocktail Bar (0.9 miles)
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (1.1 miles)
The MacGuffin Project (1.4 miles)
Oceana Day Spa (1.6 miles)
Marvo Mysteries Escape Room Bournemouth (2.2 miles)
Jetski Safaris (2.3 miles)
Land & Wave (2.7 miles)
Brownsea Island (2.9 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: West Cliff, Bournemouth

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: SZ075901

Country: England

Local Authority: Bournemouth

Nearest postcode: BH4 8AN

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Visitor information for Bournemouth Alum Chine, Dorset, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Sun, 25 Feb 2024 13:10:35 +0000