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.

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.