Durley Chine Beach (Bournemouth)

Durley Chine Beach is located just a 10 minute walk west along the promenade from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth Beach. The Blue Flag Award beach has wide golden sands and the water is safe and shallow making it a popular destination for locals or families with younger children.

Beach Sat Nav postcode BH2 5JF (Google map)

RNLI lifeguard station at Durley Chine Beach Bournemouth
Durley Chine Beach. The beach has an RNLI lifeguard station. In the distance you can see the Studland coastline with chalky cliffs of Old Harry Rocks at the end.

There is an RNLI lifeguard station. Other facilities include a new cafe/restaurant (Chineside), a Harvester pub, a beachfront take away cafe / ice cream kiosk, a beach shop, beach office and toilets. Access is via a sloping car park just off West Overcliff Drive or from walking along the promenade. Car park details and charges are given further down the page.

Fishing boats pulled up on Durley Chine Beach
Fisherman’s boats pulled up on the beach.

Dog Owners: The Dog Friendly Beach section lies between Durley Chine and Middle Chine. Dogs are not permitted on other parts of the beach between 01 May and 30 September. Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenades and cliff paths. Bournemouth Tourism have produced a Dogs on the Beach leaflet and map (external link).

Chineside Cafe/Restaurant with take away kiosk on the side, https://www.chineside.co.uk To the right is the beach office and toilets

Durley Chine Car Park

Sat Nav Postcode BH2 5JF (Google map of car park)

The entrance to Durley Chine Car Park is on the corner of West Overcliff Drive and West Cliff Road. Payment can be made by phone or by using an online app (JustPark, RingGo or PayByPhone). You can’t pay by cash or card using the machines. The car park is open 24hrs and charges apply for all 24 hrs 7 days a week.

More details can be found on the https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Parking/ website

Durley Chine Car Park Charges

Up to 1 hour£2.50£2.10
Up to 2 hours£5£2.10
Up to 3 hours£6.20£4.20
Up to 4 hours£7.50£4.20
Up to 6 hours£11.30£4.20
Up to 24 hours£18.50£4.20
Height limit 2.1m. Info last updated/checked on 27 March 2023
Durley Chine is one of Dorset’s Blue Flag Beaches
The Harvester pub/restaurant has outdoor seating with sea views. https://www.harvester.co.uk/
Takeaway & Ice Cream kiosk at Chineside
Outdoor seated area at Chineside restaurant used by customers buying takeaway food. https://www.chineside.co.uk
Durley Chine Car Park
Durley Chine Car Park – see parking charges above
Inside the Harvester Restaurant

Related Pages: Bournemouth / Bournemouth Beach / Durley Chine Beach / Middle Chine Beach / Alum Chine Beach / Branksome Chine Beach /