Fishermans Walk Beach is a stretch of beach which is popular with the locals and located between Southbourne Beach and Boscombe Beach offering a break from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth centre but still offering golden sandy beaches with stunning views. The beach is mostly sand with the occasional shingle. Easy access to the beach via Southbourne Overcliffe Drive where you will find a generous amount of on-road parking. At the top of the Zig Zag is located family-friendly Cafe Riva seating 40 customers inside and 120+ customers outside. A gentle gradient zig zag gives an opportunity for a gentle stroll down through Fishermans Walk Zig Zag to the family-friendly Blue Flag Beach. During the summer months, the beach is designated as a people only beach with a dog exercise area between the Fishermans Walk Beach and the Easterly Southbourne Beach.
The beach at Fishermans Walk is typically quieter than the main beaches at East Cliff Beach and West Cliff Beach and possesses its own food and drinks outlet, there are toilet blocks and when the weather is warm options to purchase local ice cream.
Fishermans Walk itself is a historic green space near both the coast and the busy shopping area of Southbourne Grove. It's a Green Flag winning park which leads from Southbourne high street to the clifftop and has stunning views over Fishermans Walk Beach. The park itself consists of formal and informal planting with lawns and an ornamental pond before your reach the over cliff. Within the park, there is a small 1920s bandstand which is used at the various events held in the park throughout the year. The park is maintained by the Friends of Fishermans Walk which are a volunteer group of local residents committed to raising awareness and of the use of the walk promoting its benefit for the community. The gardens were built and opened by the mayor of Bournemouth in 1913, named after a straight woodland walk which had been used for many years by local fisherman on their way from the beach to the New Bell Inn at Pokesdown.
Fishermans Walk Cliff Lift
Following the latest government advice on social distancing and avoiding public gatherings, BCP Council is taking the sensible precaution to protect the public by reducing some non-essential council services, therefore the Cliff Lift is closed until further notice
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 Fisherman's Walk Beach Canoeing Fishing Jetskiing Sailing Swimming Water Skiing Windsurfing
Type Of Beach
Type of Beach
Sand And Shingle
Lat / Lon
If you want to navigate directly to Fisherman's Walk Beach then you can use the following co-ordinates for Latitude 50.720899
If you want to navigate directly to Fisherman's Walk Beach then you can use the following co-ordinates for Longitude -1.816813
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
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