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Poole - Branksome Chine Beach

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This is a narrow beach with a promenade. It is a popular beach and has a café and a shop.

Beach Type

Sand & shingle


Toilets including facilities for disabled people and baby changing
Hotels and pubs nearby



Nature and Wildlife

Information on local walks is available from the Tourist Information Centre (see below)

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during the summer.


Dogs are not allowed in the main beach area from the 1st May - 30th Sept.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Poole welcome centre. Enefco house. Poole Quay. Poole. Dorset. BH15 1HJ. [email protected] tel: 01202 253253


Nearest town: Poole
County: Poole
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7063, -1.90652
Postcode: BH13 6JL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow the B3369 from the Civic Centre of Poole; well signposted from minor roads.

Public Transport

There is a train station in Branksome.

Nearest Railway Stations

Branksome (Approx. 2 miles away)
Parkstone (Dorset) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Poole (Approx. 3 miles away)
Pokesdown (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


There is parking for 108 cars in the car park by the promenade with an additional 352 spaces on Beach Road.

Nearby Car Parks

Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Branksome Dene Chine, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Beach Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Western Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Alum Chine, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ravine Road, Canford Cliffs (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Durley Chine, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Alumhurst Road, Bournemouth (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Durley Road, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Seamoor Lane, Bournemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Poole