"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Shore Road Beach

Adjoining Sandbanks Peninsula, Shore Road is a popular sandy beach with an excellent range of facilities and scenic views to the Purbecks. It is popular with younger, more active visitors but is also used by many families. It has a lively Mediterranean-style café, a beach brasserie and nearby bars. There are good toilet facilities (including those for disabled visitors) and a wide selection of watersports available, including sailing and windsurfing. Sand wheelchairs are also available for the disabled. There is also a marked safe swim zone and a lost children patrol. Lifeguards are on duty between May and September.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Poole

Local authority: Poole Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ051882

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Shore Road Beach

  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf (1m)
  • The Big Canoe (1m)
  • Brownsea Island (2m)
  • Whitecliff Play Area (2m)
  • Bowlplex Branksome (2m)
  • Curious About Bournemouth (2m)
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (2m)
  • The Ark (2m)
  • Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (2m)
  • Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (3m)
  • The Dolphin Swimming Pool (3m)
  • RockReef (3m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (3m)
  • Oceanarium (3m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (3m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (3m)
  • Scaplen's Court Museum (3m)
  • Waterfront Museum (3m)
  • Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (3m)
  • Prevail Skatehouse (3m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (3m)
  • Splashdown (4m)
  • Bowlplex Tower Park (4m)
  • Lemur Landings (4m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (4m)
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre (4m)
  • Slades Farm Skate Park (4m)
  • Giggles Play Centre (4m)
  • Upton Country Park (5m)

Tourist Information

Bournemouth
Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road
Dorset
England
BH1 2BU

Phone 0845 051 1700
Email info@bournemouth.gov.uk
http://www.bournemouth.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 28 July

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 36%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 48%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
08:04 BST
(07:04 GMT)
High Tide
13:17 BST
(12:17 GMT)
Low Tide
20:33 BST
(19:33 GMT)

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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Tell us what you think about Shore Road Beach

This is a narrow beach with a promenade. There are scenic views across the harbour to Brownsea Island and Purbeck Hills, providing an excellent backdrop for sunsets. Shore Road beach is popular with a continental feel due to its Mediterranean style café.

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