Branksome Dene Beach

Branksome Dene Beach


Branksome Dene Beach is the last of Poole’s beaches, nestled between Branksome Chine and popular Bournemouth Beach. It is quieter than its neighbours, which makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing day spent sunbathing and taking in the magnificent views. The beach sits beneath a stunning cliff face lined with trees.

Like many of the beaches nearby, Branksome beach is a sandy, sloping beach, ideal for building sandcastles and playing beach games. A lifeguard service regularly patrols the water’s edge during the summer season, so you can enjoy a dip or swim with added peace of mind.

Walk the promenade 

A tarmacked level promenade runs parallel to the beach, providing a well-trodden route to enjoy a leisurely walk and take in the far-reaching views. You can easily walk to bustling Bournemouth beach or town, to enjoy a bite to eat or participate in one of the many attractions on offer. Visitors are permitted to cycle along the promenade from September to June, but there are restrictions in place in July and August.


Whilst there are less facilities at Branksome Dene than other beaches in Poole, you will find everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. There is a fresh water tap, ice cream and refreshment kiosk, showers and toilets. Branksome Beach restaurant and terrace bar is a short walk along the prom, situated at Branksome Chine.

If you would like to enjoy some privacy or would prefer to sit in the shade, there are also beach huts available to hire for the day, week or even the whole summer season!                                                    

Dog friendly all year

Branksome Dene Beach welcomes dogs all year, so it’s the perfect place to take your four-legged friend. Pack a ball, a towel and take the whole family for a lazy beach day, a fun filled walk or an evening swim. The sandy beach is wide and spacious, so there’s plenty of room for your dog run around and burn off some energy! Just make sure you read the signs, which clearly mark the dog friendly area.

Getting to Branksome Dene Beach

Branksome Dene Beach is a short drive from our Dorset Holiday Park. There is a small pay and display car park close to the beach with 8 designated disabled spaces.


Follow signs to Poole

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quote marksWe booked for two nights in our Motorhome and ended up staying six nights. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Shower blocks were kept clean and water was lovely and hot. Bus stop directly outside site going to Poole and Swanage on the he number 40 bus route. Worth getting a return ticket to save moneyquote marks Mo, Oct 2021

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