Southbourne Beach (Dorset)

  • Information

    Southbourne beach is a sandy beach with some shingle and is popular with families.

    Like most Bournemouth beaches the seafront is backed by a steep cliff.

    Facilities include lifeguards in summer months, kids zone, toilets, parking, cafe, shops, restaurant

    Southbourne Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Southbourne Beach has dog restrictions. Southbourne 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.

  • 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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

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