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.

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 8 beaches at Bournemouth, 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 5.5℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.4℃ to -1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Dec 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -3.8℃ to -2.7℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to -1.3℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Dec 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (WNW)

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.

Mon 05 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 07:06 (Height 2.02m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 19:04 (Height 1.95m)
Tue 06 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:58 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 07:35 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 14:26 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 2.02m)
Wed 07 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:41 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 08:06 (Height 2.16m)
   Low Tide at 15:06 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 20:24 (Height 2.05m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:21 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 08:35 (Height 2.18m)
   Low Tide at 15:44 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 21:00 (Height 2.05m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:58 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 09:01 (Height 2.18m)
   Low Tide at 16:20 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 2.01m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 09:24 (Height 2.15m)
   Low Tide at 16:56 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 22:07 (Height 1.95m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:10 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 17:31 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 22:45 (Height 1.88m)

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