A fine golden sand beach that slopes gradually, with gentle shelving making it an excellent choice for families, with young children. The promenade features a café restaurant, beach huts, beach shop, bar and a range of ice cream kiosks. Accessibility for wheelchairs and prams is good and disabled toilet facilities are provided. The beach also has a marked safe swim zone and a lost childrens patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September.
Beach type: Sand & shingle
Nearest town: Poole
Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
OS Grid Reference: SZ066896
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Phone 0845 051 1700
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Forecast for Saturday 27 May
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Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.
In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.
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