Bournemouth Cemeteries and Burials

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), cemetery and crematorium grounds are only open to those attending a service or visiting a grave. There is no access to Books of Remembrance. 

Read more about changes to funeral services including a temporary reduction to cremation and burial fees.

There are four cemeteries in Bournemouth. At each cemetery there is a chapel for burial services. This can be used for a full service, or the coffin can be brought to the cemetery for burial following a service at another venue.

There is a choice of consecrated and non-consecrated burial areas to provide for all faiths and beliefs. We will prepare the grave in advance. A burial attendant will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

There can be up to three burials in each grave. If you would like to make a family plot for future generations you must ask for this at the first burial.  Up to six sets of cremated remains can also be buried in a grave once there is no more room for coffins.

After the mourners leave, the grave is filled and covered with turf or grass seed. Floral tributes will be placed on the grave and removed after ten to fourteen days.

Graves are checked six months after the burial and are reseeded and topped up with additional earth if needed. The grave will be maintained as part of general grounds keeping at the cemetery.

We take care to ensure that our cemeteries and graves are well looked after. This helps to provide a calm, safe and peaceful atmosphere for visitors. The only dogs allowed are guide dogs. 


Unfortunately only Registered Assistance Dogs are allowed in the Cemeteries or Crematorium.

Opening hours

All the cemeteries are open to the public daily from 9am. 

Closing times are 4.30pm from October to February. 5.30pm in March. 6.30pm in April. 7.30pm in May. 8pm from June to August and 7pm in September.  

Email Bereavement Services or call 01202 128111 for details on available graves, or to plan and book burial services at any of the sites below:

North Cemetery

Strouden Avenue

East Cemetery

Gloucester Road

Kinson Cemetery

South Kinson Drive
BH11 8AA

Wimborne Road Cemetery

Wimborne Road

Bereavement Services Office

We can offer you help and advice on arranging a funeral service, burial or cremation. Our friendly team are here to support you. Our office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am until 4.30pm on Friday.

Bournemouth Bereavement Services

Strouden Avenue

Tel: 01202 128111