These are the facilities which are available at Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Superhuts
The word 'chine' means a deep narrow ravine cut through soft rocks by a water course descending steeply to the sea. The area between Middle and Alum Chine presented a perfect landing and hiding place for smugglers. Often teams of packhorses would wait on the cliff tops for cargoes of illicit goods to arrive.
From Durley Chine, a short walk towards Pool and Sandbanks brings you to Alum Chine beach another of the areas fantastic Blue Flag award winning beaches. Alum Chine is the largest of Bournemouth's four chines and got it's name from the local alum mining industry in the 16th century. The Alum was used in manufacturing and medicine after a small mine was established in 1564. All of the major Bournemouth beach's run the KidsZone Scheme with Alum Chine Beach catering for younger children a little bit more Like most of the beaches in Bournemouth Alum Chine has a lovely sandy beach, beautiful golden sand and crystal clear waters making it a popular destination for families. Its home to the beautiful Tropical Gardens and has received the coveted Blue Flag award. The Blue flag award is an international award given to beaches that are exceptionally clean and environmentally friendly. Alum Chine is a great family friendly area with a pirate themed children's playground. Its typically not as busy as the area close to Bournemouth Pier. There is a medium sized car park about 300m from the beach and views across the bay to the Isle of Purbeck.
Walking The Dog
There is also an area which will please any dog owners they are welcome on to the beach in the designated areas. This is between the Alum Chine Beach office (groyne 3) and the border with Poole’s first beach, Branksome Dene Chine beach.
The walk from Westbourne through the Alum Chine woods down to the beach is stunning. It’s a very sensual forest walk.
Alum Chine Beach in Bournemouth
NAVIGATION: We have included the option to browse around the beach area using Google Street View where this is possible. There are some areas on the promenade where the Google Street View vehicles have not obtained any suitable images and they will appear below as a black rectangle. If you are lucky and there are images from Street View below then this can be navigate in the usual methods.
Below the Street View Area is a Google Map view of the Area that you are currently viewing with Street Map. You can Open Street View in Full Screen by clicking the square in the top right hand side of the image
TABS: Below you can find dynamic information about the beach hut area in Bournemouth that you plan to visit. We have information detailing the activities that you could be looking to participate in. We also list the facilities that are in the beach hut area that you plan to visit. Find out the type of beach and if there is a lifeguard presence. If you are looking to visit the beach from out of Area we have included the Digital Latitude and Longitude for your Satellite Navigation. Check out the Local Weather Forecast. Beach Tide Times and water quality.
There are activities that you can take part in when you are visiting Alum Chine Beach Canoeing Fishing Jetskiing Sailing Surfing Swimming Water Skiing Windsurfing
Type Of Beach
Type of Beach
Sand And Shingle
Lat / Lon
If you want to navigate directly to Alum Chine Beach then you can use the following co-ordinates for Latitude 50.711763
If you want to navigate directly to Alum Chine Beach then you can use the following co-ordinates for Longitude -1.893994
The weather forecast for the next seven days from Your Weather
Bathing water quality is regularly monitored by the Environment Agency between May and September. The results are posted for public information on the seafront notice boards
Blue Flag Beach Info
Get In Touch
The easiest way to join BBHA is to head to our website Join BBHA BBHA re-formed as an association to represent the interests of beach hut tenants and owners In March 2009 when Bournemouth Borough Council advised us that beach huts on the Seafront would be liable for non-domestic rates. If you own a beach hut, download the application form on the Membership Form or request that we send you out a membership application form by post. Full details are contained on the form. If you prefer 01202 777317 or emailing us
Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Beach goes a little bit further to cater for young children with a large adventure playground.