The Seafront

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.

There’s plenty to see on Bournemouth’s seafront

Bournemouth has seven miles of soft, golden sand. This has helped the town to win five Blue Flag awards, two Seaside Awards and a Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver award.   

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Land trains and cliff lifts

Our scenic land trains can take you across the beach, and our cliff lifts can offer you a great view of the coast. 


Bournemouth Pier has two restaurants, an amusement arcade and traditional deck chairs. Boscombe Pier has a Grade II-listed entrance building, with a shop and a café. There’s also a heritage trail. 

Beach huts

We have over 250 beach huts and pods which you can hire and enjoy.   

Lifeguards and Seafront Rangers

We have Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and volunteer lifeguard teams on the beach between May and September. 

Our Seafront Ranger Team patrols the promenades and can give you advice for enjoying the seafront. Team members also work in the following beach offices:

  • Alum Chine (seasonal)
  • Durley Chine (seasonal)
  • Bournemouth (all year)
  • Boscombe (all year)
  • Fisherman’s Walk (seasonal)
  • Southbourne (seasonal)