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The Sweep of Bournemouth Bay


Q. When can you cycle on the promenade?

A. It’s not permitted to cycle on the prom between 10am and 6pm in July and August due to the high amount of people. However, you can ride between the Piers on the road at all times throughout the year which still makes it a great way for getting around our wonderful coastline.

Q. How long is Bournemouth Promenade/Pier?

A. Approx 258m from the toll booth to the navigation lights.

Q. How far is Bournemouth train station from the beach?

A. 1.1 miles – around 4 mins by car, 20 mins by foot and 8 mins by bicycle.

Q. How far is it from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier?

A. Approx 1.4miles/2.3km

Q. What is Bournemouth famous for?


  • UK’s best Beach Destination (Trip Advisor 2012)
  • Home to the world’s oldest beach hut
  • The Bournemouth Air Festival – the UK’s biggest and best FREE aviation spectacular
  • Rich literary history – Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein and Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde were both written in Bournemouth and J.R.R Tolkein often stayed in the town.
  • Home to the UK’s first legal wedding beach hut

Q. Where is Bournemouth Train Station?

A. Click here to see Bournemouth Train Station located on the map.

Q. Where is Bournemouth Beach located/how to get to Bournemouth Beach?

A. Bournemouth Beach is centrally located and can be reached by walking from the Town Centre through the Lower Gardens.

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Q. How long is Bournemouth Beach?

A. Bournemouth has seven miles of Golden sandy beach.

Q. Where to park for Bournemouth Beach?

A. Undercliff Drive car park, or any of the town centre car parks are ideally located.

Q. Where is Bournemouth Bus Station?

A. The Bournemouth Travel Interchange bus/coach station is conveniently located next to the train station. Bournemouth Coach Station is easily accessible from the town centre attractions: it's a 10 minute stroll from the main shopping area, and a 20 minute walk from the town's picturesque seafront,

Bournemouth Coach Station,
Holdenhurst Road,

Q. Where is the disabled parking for Bournemouth Air Festival?

A. Click here for all the information on disabled parking.

Q. Where to body board on Bournemouth Beach?

A. Boscombe Pier is ideal, and has lifeguard cover 365 days a year.


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