Our Beaches
Seven Miles of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Between 1st May and 30th September, dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenades and paths at all times, and may only be exercised on the following signposted sections of beach:

Seasonal dog free areas of the beach between Groynes 3 - 5

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Seasonal dog free areas of the beach. Mouth of Durley Chine to Fishermans Walk Groyne 32

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Seasonal dog free areas of the beach. Durley Chine to Fishermans Walk Groyne 32

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Clean it Up

Be a responsible dog owner and use the poop scoop bins provided to help us keep the beach a clean and safe place for everyone to enjoy.

No Dogs On The Beach

Between 1st May and 30th September Dogs are banned from the beach except for the areas which have been set aside for exercise of dogs

Dogs on leads

From1st May and 30th September Dogs must be kept on a lead when on the promenade, Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, cliff paths and zig zags.

Cycling On The Promenade

Please help us to ensure that Bournemouth Seafront remains a safe and enjoyable place for ALL Visitors

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Cyclists and pedestrians

The promenade is to be used and enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists together. Cyclists Must Give Way To Pedestrians - They Have The Right Of Way

Cycle Slowly

When cycling on the promenade keep your speed down. Please don't cycle at more than 10mph.


Please dismount and push your bike when you see this sign

No Cycling

Where you see this sign cycling is prohibited at all times. Please be a responsible cyclist - dismount and Push Your Bike

Orange Windsock

orange windsock

If you see the orange windsock displayed, it indicates offshore wind conditions. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying.

Red and Yellow Flag

red yellow flag

The red and yellow flag indicates that the area is patrolled by lifeguards and means that the area is safe for swimming, bodyboarding and using inflatables. Boats, personal watercraft, wind/kite surfers and large solid body boards are not permitted in these areas

Black and White Flag

black white flag

A black and white chequered flag means an area of water is being used by watercraft such as surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks and other non-powered craft. It is also a launch and recovery area for kitesurfers and windsurfers. You should not swim or bodyboard in these areas. Do look out for these flags as there are various zones along the beaches which are set aside for these watersport activities.

Red Flag

red flag

Red flags mean danger. You should never enter the water when a red flag is flying.