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We love this beech, all sand, dogs allowed on 2 parts of the beech in summer and anywhere in... read more

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Deborah D
beautiful beach

This is a beautiful beach, you can walk if you like to Poole one way or Bournemouth the other. The... read more

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Alison B
Corbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

We love this beech, all sand, dogs allowed on 2 parts of the beech in summer and anywhere in winter, also bike not allowed until after 6pm in July & August, they have a lovely train and excellent restaurants, well worth a visit, we go...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed today

This is a beautiful beach, you can walk if you like to Poole one way or Bournemouth the other. The beach is lovely and clean and there is a nice little cafe and bar as well as WC's, you could almost be in the Carribean...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Flat, accessible beach with soft sand and no rocks/pebbles/shingle to negotiate makes this an ideal - and beautiful beach - for almost everyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well maintained beach and area. Life guards were still operating in September. The dog friendly beaches are beautifully kept. Wound definitely recommend this beach for dog owners as well.

Thank Joeluc_Lucjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

To brief a visit to provide much information, but all area's are lovely, clean and very dog friendly.

Thank 371minnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boournemuth beaches are excellent, and in early September the when we visited the weather was fantastic, I guess we were lucky!

Thank MichaelKumar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good facilities along the seafront. Life guards on duty. Plenty for the children to occupy themselves.

Thank JulieK1635
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely, gently sloping, sandy beach complete with lifeguards. There is a nice playground for younger kids nearby as well as some public toilets. What prevents a five star review is a shortage of parking nearby and the lack of a quick bite...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Bournemouth for a few days and we were told hengitsbury head beach was the closest dog friendly beach. Which was a 30 min drive away. We were lucky to find Durley chine which is practically the same sandy beach for humans but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit here, how lovely and clean this beach was. Great cafes and ice cream served along the route. So much wonderful greenery around the winding paths along the chines. I look forward to my next visit soon

Thank cheryl p
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Sheena O | Reviewed this property |
I have seen them on it
Rosita L
29 June 2018|
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Response from Stuart C | Reviewed this property |
Yes part of the beach does. The main section doesn’t! To be more specific in the summer time, dogs are allowed at: Alum Chine beach between the Alum Chine beach office (Groyne 3) and the border with Poole's first beach... More
Deborah K
8 March 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
the childrens play area has been renovated but plenty of space beech can be busy but again plenty of space because it is away from main pier area café and restaurant if needed land train into Bournemouth pier if you need... More