Fishermans Walk Beach

Fishermans Walk Beach is a wide sandy beach situated between Southbourne and Boscombe. There’s free parking along the road at the top of the cliffs (Southbourne Overcliff Drive). At the top of the cliff you can also find the Cafe Riva (Google map), a children’s playground and crazy-golf course.

Fishermans Walk Beach
Fishermans Walk Beach. Looking east the next beach along is Southbourne Beach and then Hengistbury Head. In the very distance you can see the white chalk cliffs of the Needles on the Isle of White.

Access to the beach is by way of a long Zig-Zag path or by using the Fisherman’s Walk Cliff-Lift. The cliff-lift runs everyday between Easter and the end of October. (adult single £1.85, child under 16 £1.30, under 5s free, Family 2A+3C £5.95). Visit the web page for up to date information and ticket prices.

The beach is a wide beach with fine golden sand. The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer months.

Facilities on the beach include lifeguard service (June, July & August), cafe with ice-cream kiosk, toilets and beach office. There are several drinking water taps and beach showers.

The part of the beach to the east (left) of the beach office (bottom of the lifts) is used all year round to exercise dogs so if you want to avoid any dogs it’s recommended to find a spot on the beach to the west of the beach office in the direction of Boscombe Beach.

Fishermans Walk Blue Flag Beach
Fisherman’s Walk Beach is one of Dorset’s Blue Flag Beaches meaning excellent water quality.

If you fancy a walk along the promenade it’s about a mile (20 minutes) to Boscombe Beach and about 2.6 miles to Bournemouth Pier (45 minutes). It you get tired there’s always a Land Train running between Boscombe and Bournemouth.

The Cliff Lift was built in 1935 and operates every day between Easter and the end of October.
Fishermans Walk Zig Zag path looking west towards Boscombe Beach.
Cliff Lift. The lift runs on tracks and it actually classed as a light railway.
Park area at the top of the cliffs includes the Riva Cafe, a crazy-golf course and a children’s playground
Cafe Riva.
Seafront information. Fishermans Walk Beach is located to the left (east) of Boscombe Beach. It’s about a mile to Boscombe Beach when walking along the seafront promenade. It’s about 2.6 miles to Bournemouth Pier and should take about 50 minutes.
Beach equipment hire.

Related Pages: Hengistbury Head / Southbourne Beach / Boscombe Beach / Bournemouth Beach / Bournemouth