Branksome Chine Beach

Branksome Chine Beach Branksome Chine Beach

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Branksome Chine Beach Review

Nestled on the coast of Dorset, Branksome Chine is a Blue Flag-awarded beach that’s a favourite among locals and often quieter than other sections of the Bournemouth coastline.

The vast expanses of golden sand slope gently into the water, creating the perfect environment for families with young children. Safety is a top priority, with RNLI lifeguards patrolling the beach from May through September. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the beach during these months.

Located just off Pinecliff Road is the beachfront car park, which can fill up quickly in the summer, so arrive early to ensure a spot.

At Branksome Chine Beach, a well-appointed cafe/bar/restaurant offers a variety of options, complemented by ample outdoor seating. Need to grab something on the go? A takeaway cafe and beach shop provide hot drinks, ice cream, and other refreshments.

Alternatively, electric barbecues are readily available at Branksome Chine from Easter until the end of October. They operate between the hours of 10 am and 10 pm, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also use disposable barbecues between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., but make sure to use them responsibly by letting them cool down, dousing them with water, and picking up any rubbish.

For water sports enthusiasts, there’s a designated area on the beach for launching paddleboards, kayaks, or windsurfers. Additional facilities, including toilets and a beach office, are conveniently located near the car park.

This is a guest post with thanks to Kate from Caravan Sleeps

FAQ and Further Information Branksome Chine Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Blue Flag-awarded beach that’s a favourite among locals. The vast expanses of golden sand slope gently into the water.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby and charges apply.

Dog friendly?

From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on Branksome Chine’s main beach.


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