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Flaghead Chine Beach


Flaghead Chine Beach is located in between Shore Road and Canford Cliffs. This wide and sandy beach is quieter than its neighbours, perfect for escaping the crowds so that you can relax and unwind.

The beach has received a Blue Flag award, recognising the waters quality and cleanliness. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a paddle or a cooling dip. The sand gently slopes into the sea, making it an excellent choice for families with young children. There are lifeguards on patrol during the summer months.

Beach facilities

Unlike the busier beaches of Sandbanks and Bournemouth, which boast a wide range of facilities, Flaghead Chine only has toilets and an ice cream kiosk, so you’ll need to pack a picnic or bring your own supplies. Barbeques are permitted as long as you responsibly dispose of any waste. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a view!

Seaside garden 

A brand-new seaside garden has been unveiled at Flaghead Chine as part of Poole’s seafront development programme. The garden is situated in the centre of the promenade and features planters, stone boulders and intricately carved seating areas.

3 Portland Stone sculptures take centre stage in the new community garden. The sea urchin, whelk and ammonite are perfectly placed to sit and take in beautiful views across the water, whilst you socialise with family and friends or enjoy a pit stop during your walk. They also offer an innovative place for little ones to climb and engage in sensory and quiet play.

Beach huts for hire

Four large family beach huts have recently been added to the existing offering of beach huts available to hire at Flaghead Chine on a daily or seasonal basis. Beach huts are an excellent choice for for visitors with young children or those who want a quiet base, in the shade to sit and watch the world go by.

Dog friendly

Flaghead beach is dog friendly from 1st October to 30th April

Getting to Flaghead Chine Beach 

There are no designated pay and display car parks at Flaghead Chine beach, instead visitors are required to use on road parking in the surrounding streets. Spaces are limited, so we advise you arrive early, especially during the summer season or if you plan to visit at the weekend.


Follow signs to Poole and then signs to Bournemouth

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quote marks You’ve converted me to camping! (Or glamping in my case!). I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay.... quote marks Sophie, Apr 2024

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