When visiting our beaches, try to avoid the crowds by viewing our Beach Check page which features a live map and a free application to download showcasing how busy the beach areas are and other useful information that will prepare you for your trip to our wonderful destination.
Fisherman's walk beach is arguably the best of a fine set of beaches that collectively make up the Bournemouth beaches. Somewhat quieter than the main Bournemouth beaches of East Cliff and West Cliff, Fisherman's Walk is still a bustling friendly beach with acres of sand. It is one of four in Bournemouth to possess a coveted Blue flag in recognition of high standards of cleanliness and water purity.
The beach has it's own cliff lift
so the less mobile can still easily get to and from the beach in summer. For the most people though a stroll down through the Fisherman's zigzag will take them down a gentle gradient to the beach below.
New for summer 2021, three fixed electric beach BBQs have been installed. Free to use, the environmentally friendly hot plate design is perfect for sharing on this family friendly beach. Available between 10am-10pm, on a first come, first served basis, the communal BBQs will help beach visitors reduce litter and leave only footprints
after a day on the sand. The clever timer system is designed to give 20 minutes cooking time with an auto switch off system. Two of the BBQs are wheelchair accessible. For more information and details of more electric BBQ locations check our user guide
Because Fisherman's walk beach primarily a family beach and caters for families with small children, it is, during the summer months a people only beach - no dogs. But there is a dog excercise area sandwiched between Fisherman's walk and Southbourne beach to the east. The beach has its own food/drink outlets, toilets and other facilities and is a very fine and safe family beach. There is a viewing area at the top of the cliff which allows a spectacular vista from Poole Harbour entrance round to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight.