Bournemouth Beach

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Bournemouth Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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ayalasibanda
Greater London, UK325 contributions
Family
We stayed within walking distance so can't comment on parking, but passed street parking and ncp parking.

The beach was lovely, perfect long stretch on golden soft sand, no shoes required. There were some small stones and shells, but nothing major.

We were soon offered bands for the kids as oer other reviews and I loved this - felt safe that families were looked after.

It's a steep stair case down to the beach, or there's a funicular (think it said £4 odd for a family), but my kids were fine with the stairs.

The sea is calm, it welcomed you to swim in its cold waters.

The only thing that lets this place down is the amusement/fun fairs/money grabbing attractions.. no need for this...

Hours of fun
Written August 27, 2021
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Zoo7Zoo
Bottisham, UK295 contributions
Beautiful sandy beach for a long as the eye can see with loads of amenities like places to eat and public toilets available. if you can avoid bringing the car do so the bus service is fantastic very frequent and cheap and we used the bus everyday saved loads of money with the family tickets available. loads to do but they do charge for entry to the pier which is a shame. A MUST DAY OUT weather permitting
Written September 5, 2021
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Deb
Dronfield, UK7 contributions
Couples
Beautiful beach easily accessible, fantastically clean, good facilities. Great beach. Plenty of things to do amusements, oceanarium, Bournemouth wheel. Plenty of places to eat can recommend Aruba bar serves food all day, reasonably priced.
Written September 9, 2020
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Mike C
Romsey24 contributions
nowhere to park if you want to use cash, pnly accepts card payment, no good if you don't have a card. all the cafe were contactless on;y. I do not want to use card for a coffeee and they were only selling in plastic cups which makes drink taste awful, dogs on beach despite signs saying they are are not permitted, run over by escooters on prom despite not being allowed on prom, town a dump, no shops, will never recommend
Written September 21, 2021
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DaveOsbourne
Brighton and Hove, UK22 contributions
Solo
I reported a dog On the beach and despite calling 3 times and waiting 3 hours nobody came to deal with it.
On the hottest day of the year so far the dog had no shade and no water and was clearly in distress. I also reported it to 2 lifeguards who did absolutely nothing despite the dog being on a dog free beach infront of their tower!

I was told the beach rangers were busy yet from Boscombe pier to Hengisbury Head I never saw one in 2 days.

Clearly the rules that no dogs are allowed on the main beaches during peak doesn't apply as it certainly isn't enforced.

One of the RNLI Lifeguards I saw on patrol was actually looking inland instead of the sea.

I've been coming to Bournemouth for over 40 years and its only got worse. If your renting one of the controversial overnight beach huts then they are interested but if not your on your own!

Over the years the Council has squandered millions of tax payers money and continue to do so on projects that benefit the privileged few.
Written July 21, 2021
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Lisa
2 contributions
Family
2 stars as a lot going on but filthy area. Stank of urine. We had the miss fortune of parking in BIC parking lot, £15 for 4 hours. I would hope the extortionate rate is for investing in helping the very obvious homeless and drug problem. There are a lot of lovely quirky places to eat but being such a popular and expensive visit it felt very uncomfortable. Far more investment into local people that have slipped through the net is desperately needed
Written August 4, 2022
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The Walsh Family🇬🇧
Portsmouth, UK3,368 contributions
Family
Bournemouth is a beautiful sandy beach spoilt only be one thing; people! Especially the people who despite there being a number of bins for both recycling and rubbish choose instead to throw or leave their rubbish on the beach. Despicable really.

A lovely walk along the beach is tainted by seeing bits of rubbish, beer caps, plastic waste and cigarette butts. Please take your trash with you - it’s really as simple as that and hopefully we will be able to enjoy the grace of the beach for longer.

It gets extremely busy at the moment and social distancing during the day or at peak times is not always possible. We tend to visit in the late afternoon when it’s not so busy but expect to see lots of groups 8+ in some cases. People play their own music and BBQ’s also appear to be permissive as there were lots of those taking place too.

The local pubs and attractions have started to reopen and come back to life so there is really lots to do. The popular part of the beach is near the pier which is only a 20 minute straight walk from the train station.
Written July 12, 2020
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Ricky S
83 contributions
One of the iconic beaches on the Southern Coast of England. Although we visited late in March, it was still beautiful in a full sunshine day and many people walking the beach. It can get windy, so if in the colder months it makes sense to take something warm with.
Written July 10, 2022
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK1,537 contributions
Couples
This was our first visit to the coast post Covid-19 and we happily wandered a good 20 minutes in both directions from the pier watching the world go by. The sand is busier nearest the pier but the further you walked away the less people were on the beach (it is Tuesday though) and seeing the car parking prices above the cliffs it is definitely cheaper trying to use on road parking than the central multi-storey we paid nearly £20 for six hours in! Everything looked clean and people were enjoying heading into the sea or building sandcastles; idyllic.
It is probably at least 10 years since we last visited Bournemouth pier and beach but won’t leave it so long next time.
Written August 4, 2020
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Wend2311
Crawley, UK6 contributions
Friends
What a fabulous beach. We have just come back from a long weekend break and the weather was hot on all days. We stayed very near the pier at the Hermitsge hotel which is a 2 minute walk to the 7 mile beach . Beautiful sand and plenty of bars and food cafes and restaurants right down by the beach. Lifesavers In their lookout building gave everyone a reassuring feeling of safety. We could safely stay at a comfortable difference as the beach is so large . There were two sets of toilets that were reasonably clean. All in all this is a fabulous place to come to and we look forward to seeing Bournemouth again in 2031
Written September 23, 2020
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