Southbourne Beach

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

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Southbourne 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 5.1℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NW)

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

Southbourne Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Southbourne Beach is at Christchurch (Tuckton) 1.70 km (1.05 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 02:31 (Height 1.30m)
   Low Tide at 09:53 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 14:24 (Height 1.24m)
   Low Tide at 22:06 (Height 0.79m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 06:21 (Height 1.45m)
   Low Tide at 10:55 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 18:31 (Height 1.27m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 0.85m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 07:24 (Height 1.42m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 19:43 (Height 1.27m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 00:33 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 08:54 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 13:54 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 21:24 (Height 1.32m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:57 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 09:57 (Height 1.42m)
   Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 22:22 (Height 1.39m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:49 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 08:01 (Height 1.30m)
   Low Tide at 15:26 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 1.25m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:35 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 08:19 (Height 1.34m)
   Low Tide at 16:06 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 20:58 (Height 1.29m)

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