Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach, located along the southern coastline of England, is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Situated approximately 2 hours southwest of London, this coastal bay offers a unique microclimate that sets it apart from other beaches in the UK. One of the notable features of Bournemouth Beach is its relatively warm water temperatures, adding to its allure as a seaside getaway.

The beach provides visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of the renowned Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is celebrated for its rich historical significance, particularly in relation to prehistoric fossils and dinosaur remains. Moreover, it is home to an annual music festival that draws a significant number of music enthusiasts each year. The juxtaposition of Bournemouth Beach with the Isle of Wight and the nearby Isle of Purbeck creates a captivating experience for visitors. The Isle of Purbeck, rising above the sea, is affectionately known as the "Jurassic Coast" due to the abundance of fossils from prehistoric creatures that are discovered in the area.

Safety is of paramount importance when enjoying the beach. It is recommended to swim only at lifeguarded beaches, identified by the presence of red and yellow flags. 

In addition to the natural beauty, Bournemouth Beach offers a range of amenities for visitors to enjoy. Seafront restaurants and cafes are plentiful, providing opportunities for refreshment and dining with stunning ocean views. Basic facilities such as toilets are also available, ensuring convenience for beachgoers.

It is worth noting that Bournemouth Beach tends to experience high levels of visitation, particularly during the summer holidays and on weekends. As a result, the beach can become crowded during these peak periods. Visitors planning to enjoy the beach during these times should anticipate larger crowds and plan accordingly.

For those traveling from London to Bournemouth Beach, there are several transportation options available. One popular method is by train, with direct services running regularly from London Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station. The journey takes approximately 2 hours, making it a convenient choice for travelers. Alternatively, driving from London to Bournemouth is also an option, with the journey taking around 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.

What to do at Bournemouth Beach?


Bournemouth Beach amenities include parking, toilet, shower, loungers, parasol and cabins.


Best bars near Bournemouth Beach include Urban Reef, Harvester Neptune Bournemouth, The Overcliff Pub, Ocean Bar & Terrace, Zephyr, Conroy's Bar, Mello Mello BAR and Chaplin's & The Cellar Bar.


Best restaurants near Bournemouth Beach include The Gallery, The Prom Diner, El Murrino Beachside, Lynton Court Table Table, Hallmark Grill Bournemouth Carlton, Mirabelle Restaurant, The Queens Restaurant, Best Western Bournemouth Carlton restaurant and Dany’s food.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight that visitors like the scenic views, cleanliness, and family-friendly activities at the beach. However, some visitors dislike the crowds or lack of space for relaxation, as well as the occasional bad weather. Additionally, one reviewer notes that the beach is not suitable for barefoot walking due to stones.

Where is Bournemouth Beach?

Latitude: 50.719033 / Longitude: -1.8511802

Bournemouth Beach is located in Bournemouth. The following map of Bournemouth Beach shows the exact location.

Where to Stay near Bournemouth Beach?

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