"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

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.

Bay Sand Shingle

Weather and tides for Wednesday 23 August

Tonight
Chance of rain 5%
Min temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph
Tomorrow (Thursday)
Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 9mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Bournemouth Alum Chine is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 11:04 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 5:59 AM tomorrow.

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Location: West Cliff, Bournemouth

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: SZ075901

Country: England

Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

Nearest postcode: BH4 8AN

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