Boscombe Beach

IT’S easy to see why Boscombe Beach is award-winning. 

Just a short walk along the promenade from Bournemouth pier, this hotspot has it all from surfing lessons to volleyball matches. 

Why should you visit Boscombe beach? 

If you’re in Bournemouth, Boscombe beach has to be on your to-do list. 

This Blue Flag beach, which is sandy, has everything you need for a family day out on the coast. 

It has climbing boulders, slacklining, table tennis, volleyball and much more. 

Equipment is also available to hire if you can’t fit everything in your beach bag. 

Boscombe Beach can get busy during the summer months

As well as that, surf schools are run during the summer months for adrenaline junkies of all abilities. 

Alternatively, you can soak up the gorgeous views of Poole Bay from Boscombe pier. 

The pier is free to enter, has kiosks, traditional games and is a great spot for fishing from. 

Fishing equipment is available to hire from the pier. 

Boscombe beach caters for everybody and has Mobi-Mats on site to help wheelchair users between May and September. 

There is one wheelchair available to use from the beach office – but this can not be reserved prior to your arrival. 

Beach huts are also available to hire if you want somewhere to escape the sun and relax during the day. 

If you fancy a bite to eat while sunbathing, Boscombe beach has you covered. 

There are 14 BBQs available to hire from Easter until the end of October. 

Again, these cannot be reserved and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. 

They are free to use and have a 20 minute limit which means it will turn off automatically.

If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can take a short walk along to Bournemouth Pier.

How much does it cost to park at Boscombe beach? 

To access Boscombe beach, most visitors will walk along the promenade from Bournemouth pier. 

But for those who are driving to the beach, there is parking available near Boscombe pier. 

Alternatively, you can travel to the beach on the Land Train from April to October. 

To board the land train, an adult ticket costs £3.50 and a junior ticket will cost £2.40. 

Family ticket options are also available to save you some money on the day.

If you fancy staying the night in Bournemouth, you could book a night at The Cumberland Hotel.

Are there lifeguards at Boscombe beach? 

There will be RNLI Lifeguards on duty at Boscombe beach from May to September. 

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