Durley Chine Beach

Durley Chine Beach

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)

Durley Chine Beach RNLI lifeguard station
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 at the bottom of 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, Beach office and toilets

Durley Chine Car Park

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

 The entrance to the car par is on the corner of West Overcliff Drive and West Cliff Road. You can’t pay by cash. You can pay for parking using PayByPhone by either using the app, online or call using a mobile 01202 217070 (this is a similar method to most other pay and display car parks in the Bournemouth region). You’ll need to enter the location code which is given below.

The PayByPhone location code is 59019

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

Durley Chine Car Park Charges

Apr-OctNov-Mar
Up to 1 hour£2.20£1.90
Up to 2 hours£4.40£1.90
Up to 3 hours£5.60£3.80
Up to 4 hours£6.80£3.80
Up to 6 hours£10.20£3.80
Up to 24 hours£16.80£3.80
Height limit 2.1m. Info last updated/checked on 01 October 2021
Blue Flag Beach Award
The Harvester pub/restaurant has outdoor seating with sea views
Takeaway & Ice Cream kiosk at Chineside
Outdoor seated area at Chineside restaurant used by customers buying takeaway food.
Durley Chine Car Park – see parking charges below

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