Alum Chine Beach (Bournemouth)

Alum Chine Beach is located just over a mile west of Bournemouth Pier. It takes about 20 minutes to walk there along the seafront promenade. Alternatively a Land Train regularly runs along the prom during the summer months and school holidays.

Sat Nat postcode BH4 8AN (Google map)

View of Alum Chine Beach Bournemouth
Alum Chine Beach looking towards Sandbanks

Alum Chine Beach is one of the best in the Bournemouth region and my personal favourite. Its wide sandy beach is clean and wide and the water safe and shallow. A pirate-themed adventure playground makes it popular with families with young children.

View along Alum Chine Beach looking west towards Sandbanks Beach

Other facilities include Vesuvio Italian restaurant/bar , an ice-cream kiosk and public toilets. Car park details and charges are given at the bottom of the page.

The RNLI lifeguard station operates from the beginning of May until the end of September.

Alum Chine has received a Blue Flag Beach Award

Alum Chine Beach Car Park

Sat Nav Postcode BH4 8HS (Google map)

This is a 24 hour long-stay car park for visitors to Alum Chine Beach located at the bottom of Alumhurst Road. You can’t pay by cash but the machines will accept payment by card. Alternatively you can pay by phone or by using an online app (JustPark, RingGo or PayByPhone).

More details can be found on the website

Alum Chine Beach Car Park Charges

1 hour£2.50£2.10
2 hours£5£2.10
3 hours£6.20£4.20
4 hours£7.50£4.20
6 hours£11.30£4.20
24 hours£18.50£4.20
Open 24hrs. No height restriction. Information checked/update on 27 March 2023

Dog Owners: Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 01 May and 30 September. However you only have to walk 5 minutes in either direction until the beach becomes Dog Friendly. You’ll see the signs on the promenade showing the designated dog exercise zones. Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenades and cliff paths at all times. Bournemouth Tourism have produced a very helpful Dogs on the Beach leaflet and map (external link).

Vesuvias Restaurant
Bournemouth Land Train
Beach huts
Adventure playground
Beach Car Park – see above for car park charges
Seafront Information
Children’s Playground and public toilets
View east along the Promenade towards Bournemouth Pier

Related Pages: Bournemouth Beach / Durley Chine Beach / Middle Chine Beach / Alum Chine Beach / Branksome Dean Beach / Branksome Chine Beach / Canford Cliffs Beach / Flaghead Beach / Sandbanks Shore Road Beach / Sandbanks Beach