Cliff Lifts

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice on using our beaches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

West Cliff lift is open. Fisherman’s Walk re-opens from Saturday 8 May.

About the cliff lists

Bournemouth’s cliff lifts run between Easter and the end of October. They can get you to the beach from the cliff tops and give you great views of the coast (subject to weather).

West Cliff Lift

The West Cliff Lift was built in 1908. It links the seafront to the Bournemouth International Centre.

East Cliff Lift

The East Cliff Lift was also built in 1908. It the links the beach to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Unfortunately, due to a significant cliff slide, the East Cliff Lift is currently out of action. Remedial work is ongoing and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift

The Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift was built in 1935. It links the beach to a cliff top café and children’s play area.

Cliff Lift Prices

 All prices are for single (one way) journeys except passes 
Adult  £1.75
Junior (under 16)  £1.25
Family (up to two adults and three juniors) £5.65
Child Under 5  Free 
1 x carer when travelling with a paying disabled lift user Free 
Season pass for 1 person  £35.00
One week pass - unlimited use for 1 person £11.00