Bournemouth Pier Beach

Bournemouth Pier Beach is one of the main beaches at Bournemouth and by the name located by Bournemouth Pier, an all-around good family sandy beach with all levels of entertainment and facilities. Some good surfing by the pier but often very crowded.

Facilities include car parks, toilets, disabled access, lifeguards between May and September, cafes and restaurants, amusements, piers (Bournemouth and Boscombe), cliff lifts, kid zones, and equipment hire (deck chairs, sun-beds, windbreaks and parasols). Beach huts, day and week hire available, all fitted with chairs and gas stove.

Bournemouth Pier Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Bournemouth Pier Beach has dog restrictions.
Bournemouth Pier 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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Bournemouth Pier 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 0.6℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.2℃ to 0.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.4℃ to -1.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)

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

Bournemouth Pier Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Bournemouth Pier Beach is at Bournemouth 0.82 km (0.51 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.

Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:38 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 08:53 (Height 2.02m)
   Low Tide at 15:55 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 21:23 (Height 1.94m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:11 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 2.09m)
   Low Tide at 16:27 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 21:50 (Height 1.97m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:41 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 2.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:56 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 22:18 (Height 1.98m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 10:17 (Height 2.15m)
   Low Tide at 17:25 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 22:48 (Height 1.97m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 10:49 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 17:54 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 23:22 (Height 1.94m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:09 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 11:22 (Height 2.05m)
   Low Tide at 18:27 (Height 0.66m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 00:01 (Height 1.89m)
   Low Tide at 06:46 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 11:52 (Height 1.94m)
   Low Tide at 19:05 (Height 0.73m)

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