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Flag Head Chine

Flag Head Chine beach, Dorset

Flag Head Chine lies between the Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs area just east of Poole Harbour.

The southeast facing sand and shingle beach of Flag Head Chine is part of the arc of beaches that stretch from the select Sandbanks area of Dorset to the pier in Bournemouth.

Neighbouring beaches include Canford Cliffs Chine, Branksome Chine, Branksome Dene Chine and Durley Chine in Bournemouth.

Flag Head Chine is a wide sandy beach backed by a promenade with beach huts. With less facilities than Shore Road Beach and Sandbanks, to the southwest, the beach tends to be less busy than its neighbours.

It has Lifeguard cover between May and September, Toilets, and a beach kiosk, as well as limited on-road parking.

A seasonal dog ban is in effect here meaning that dogs are not permitted from 1st May to 30th September inclusive.

The term 'Chine' is defined as 'a steep-sided river valley where the river flows to the sea through, typically, soft eroding coastal cliffs of sandstone or clays'


 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Lifeguard in summer

 Seasonal dog ban


OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

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.

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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 Swanage.

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, Wareham, Poole and Christchurch.

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