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Branksome Chine

Branksome Chine beach, Dorset. Copyright image.
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Branksome Chine is a narrow beach of fine golden sand situated just to the east of Canford Cliffs near Poole.

Granted a Blue Flag Award for 2015, the southeast-facing beach is backed by a promenade and a small car park with spaces for 108 vehicles. An additional 352 spaces are available on Beach Road.

There is a Lifeguard cover at Branksome Chine between May 1st and September 30th. Facilities include a restaurant/café, beach shop, ice cream kiosk,deckchair and beach hut hire.

Great for families, Branksome Chine offers a safe swimzone as well as a wide selection of watersports. There is even a lost child patrol in season. Toilets are located in the car park.

To the east of the Beach Office a seasonal dog ban is in force. No dogs are permitted between 1st May and September 30th inclusive.


 Sandy beach

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Lifeguard in summer

 Seasonal dog ban


OS Explorer Map OL22: New Forest

OS Explorer Map OL22: New Forest

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Swanage, Poole, Wareham and Christchurch.

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