Southbourne Beach, Dorset



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 8 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.


Our 7 day weather forecast for Bournemouth in Dorset

Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (S)
Monday, Jun 14
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Jun 15
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Jun 16
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jun 17
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jun 18
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jun 19
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NE)

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


Our tide forecast for Southbourne Beach in Dorset.

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