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Bournemouth Alum Chine

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Telephone: 0845 0511700


Bournemouth Alum Chine

Home to the beautiful Tropical Gardens and has both Green and Blue Flag awards.

Alum Chine is a great family friendly area with a pirate-themed children's playground! There's also a paddling pool with water pump for the smalls who don't fancy the actual sea. Beach huts are available to hire all year round from the local beach office too.

Swimming over the gently shelving sands is considered extremely safe, especially with lifeguards from May to September.

Immediate facilities include toilets with baby changing and disabled facilities, first aid post, lost children centres, pubs and hotels.

The land train runs along the promenade from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe town centre via the Boscombe Gardens or head in the other direction from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine Beach.

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It may be worth checking out Bournemouth Alum Chine's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Bournemouth Alum Chine before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Lifeguard cover May to September.
Bournemouth’s famous seafront land trains operate daily between April and October, and on weekends throughout the winter.


"I'm hungry"

Drinking water points, cafe and Italian restaurant all beachside. If you are up for a short walk then on Burlington Arcade you can find the lovely Giggi Gelateria which is very highly rated for their icey treats!

"i need a wee"

Public loos beachside by the children's playground have disabled access and baby change facilities too, though you'll need a RADAR key for the disabled ones. There are also some at the east of the pier entrance building which again have baby changing facilities.


"are we there yet?"

There is a fairly small car park nice and close at the address we have given (BH4 8HS) plus a little street parking available, but some of it is Pay And DIsplay so be sure which one you are in! any top tips?

Charcoal and gas beach barbeques are permitted after 6pm on the western side of the main beach, between the 3rd and 4th groynes.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Parking charges apply, land trains will charge.


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