Alum Chine Beach

Alum Chine beach is a sandy beach popular with families and has a children’s play area and a paddling pool. The beach is not so busy as those closer to Bournemouth Pier and the town centre.

Alum Chine Tropical Gardens are nearby.

Facilities include toilets, car parking, disabled access,  Cafe / Bar / Shop and lifeguards in summer months.

Alum Chine Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Alum Chine Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Alum Chine Beach has dog restrictions.
Alum Chine beach, dogs not allowed between 1st May and 30th September.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Alum Chine Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to 0.7℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WNW)

Bournemouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Alum Chine Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Alum Chine Beach is at Bournemouth 2.12 km (1.32 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 1.77m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 12:10 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 20:48 (Height 0.91m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 06:07 (Height 2.00m)
   Low Tide at 09:28 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 12:48 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 1.12m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 07:01 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 10:43 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 14:02 (Height 1.52m)
   Low Tide at 23:12 (Height 1.25m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 07:59 (Height 1.91m)
   Low Tide at 12:00 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 20:59 (Height 1.76m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:27 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 09:07 (Height 1.86m)
   Low Tide at 13:10 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 22:17 (Height 1.80m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:32 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 08:01 (Height 1.80m)
   Low Tide at 14:02 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 20:13 (Height 1.71m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:21 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 08:08 (Height 1.85m)
   Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 1.79m)

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