Bournemouth Council

Watercrafts

Rules for watercraft users

From April to October, you’ll see yellow marker buoys across the bay. These are 200 metres away from the low water mark. Watercraft can’t do the following in this area:

  • Go beyond six knots
  • Annoy or endanger other beach users
  • Run ashore or launch from the beach

Powered watercrafts must have an engine silencer fitted.

The area by Boscombe Artificial Reef has a 6 knot limit all year. This is marked with yellow buoys.

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451451

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

Online

  • Name