Alum Chine Beach (Dorset)

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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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 no beaches around Bournemouth, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Bournemouth in Dorset

Today (Monday, Jan 18)

Expect a temperature in the range 7.6℃ to 8.5℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WSW)

Tuesday, Jan 19

Expect a temperature in the range 10.5℃ to 10.8℃ with a wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)

Wednesday, Jan 20

Expect a temperature in the range 10.2℃ to 10.6℃ with a wind speed 11.3 m/sec (SW)

Thursday, Jan 21

Expect a temperature in the range 4.2℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)

Friday, Jan 22

Expect a temperature in the range 3.1℃ to 3.3℃ with a wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)

Saturday, Jan 23

Expect a temperature in the range 3.5℃ to 5.3℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WSW)

Sunday, Jan 24

Expect a temperature in the range -1.1℃ to 1℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WNW)

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


Our tide forecast for Alum Chine Beach in Dorset.

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