Cycling On The Seafront

Rules for cycling on Bournemouth beach

You can cycle on the seafront, but pedestrians have priority so please be careful around them. 

You can get to the promenade on a bike at the following areas: 

  • Bournemouth Pier Approach
  • Solent promenade access
  • Durley Chine
  • Alum Chine
  • Boscombe Pier (East and West) 


There are some areas where you can’t cycle. These are as following: 

  • All zig-zag pathways leading from the cliff top to promenade
  • Access slopes leading onto Bournemouth Pier Approach, from the West Overcliff and East Overcliff
  • Alum Chine
  • Bournemouth Lower Central Gardens (although there is a cycling lane that runs behind mini golf through to the seafront) 

During July and August you can’t cycle on the promenade between 10am and 6pm. 

Cycling on the seafront at these times could lead to prosecution. The by-law is in respect of Seashore, Promenade and Cliffs 1986.