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Bournemouth - Pier Beach

Bournemouth, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Pier offers a long sandy beach and is considered safe for bathing. Popular South coast resort catering for a wide variety of visitors with shops, cafes, amusement arcades, IMAX cinema and oceanarium. Regular firework festivals throughout the summer.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Restaurants
Shops
Beach huts
Disabled facilities & access
Pedallos
KidZone beach areas
Beach huts and deck chairs
IMAX cinema and Oceanarium

Activities

Swimming (watercraft free zones at certain beaches)
Sailing
Fishing
Surfing
Canoeing
Jet skiing
Windsurfing
Power boating
Pedalo hire
Beach hut hire and water skiing
Areas of the beach have been zoned as No Smoking
Kidzone
And Canzone recyclin

Nature and Wildlife

The Bournemouth Pier is ideal for a stroll. offering ice cream. refreshments. and backed by famous Dorset cliffs.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

RNLI

Dogs

Dogs restricted. dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Bournemouth Visitor Information Bureau Westover Road Bournemouth BH1 2BU Tel. 0906 802 0234 E-mail: bournemouth.seafront@bournemouth.gov.uk

Location

Nearest town: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7148, -1.87463
Postcode: BH2 5AA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

The nearest major town is Bournemouth. Principal road access routes are the A338 from Ringwood and the A35 from Poole.

Public Transport

Good bus and rail links. nationally. Local land train service connects the beaches.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bournemouth (About a mile and a half away)
Branksome (Approx. 2 miles away)
Pokesdown (Approx. 3 miles away)
Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Christchurch (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Pay parking. disabled parking

Nearby Car Parks

Bath Road South, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pavilion, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bath Road North, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Beacon Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Eden Glen, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Exeter Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Central, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bournemouth