Branksome Chine Beach
When visiting our beaches, try to avoid the crowds by viewing our Beach Check page which features a live map and a free application to download showcasing how busy the beach areas are and other useful information that will prepare you for your trip to our wonderful destination.
Branksome Chine offers great sandy beaches and stunning views across the coastline. Its Blue Flag status attracts both locals and visitors. It offers a range of facilities, including a beach shop, a car park situated next to the beach and a popular cafe and bar.
We have the following facilities available:
- public toilets, including disabled
- drinking water
- cafe and bar
- beach shop
- lifeguarded area from May to September
- volleyball net hire during the summer
- seasonal beach office
For wheelchair users one beach accessible wheelchair is available from Branksome Chine Beach office. Available May to September on a first come, first served basis from 9:30am to 4:30pm, users need to pay a fully refundable £50 cash deposit. Please note there is no pre-booking service for the wheelchairs.
New for summer 2021, three fixed electric beach BBQs have been installed. Free to use, the environmentally friendly hot plate design is perfect for sharing on this family friendly beach. Available between 10am-10pm, on a first come, first served basis, the communal BBQs will help beach visitors reduce litter and leave only footprints after a day on the sand. The clever timer system is designed to give 20 minutes cooking time with an auto switch off system. Two of the BBQs are wheelchair accessible. For more information and details of more electric BBQ locations check our user guide.
Dogs are not allowed on Branksome Chine during the summer season from 1 May to 30 September. Dogs are allowed on all Poole beaches during the winter, from 1 October to 30 April. Always keep dogs on a lead on the promenade.