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 8.8℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Mar 26rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Mar 27cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Mar 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 31heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (S)

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 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:43 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 11:07 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 18:01 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 2.02m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 06:24 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 11:43 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 23:53 (Height 1.84m)
Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 07:08 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 12:13 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 19:27 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 23:09 (Height 1.71m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 07:57 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 11:37 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 20:22 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 23:33 (Height 1.62m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 09:05 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 12:17 (Height 1.43m)
   Low Tide at 22:27 (Height 1.51m)
Thu 30 Mar
   High Tide at 05:49 (Height 1.69m)
   Low Tide at 11:05 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 19:59 (Height 1.78m)
Fri 31 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 06:17 (Height 1.62m)
   Low Tide at 12:21 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.83m)

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