Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Branksome Dene

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Only a short walk form Branksome Chine, this is a beautiful stretch of coast with soft, golden sands and a dramatic cliff face that towers over the promenade. Dogs are welcome at Branksome Dene all year round. There is a small car park, toilets and refreshments on offer.

We have the following facilities available:

  • public toilets, including disabled
  • drinking water
  • refreshments
  • ice cream kiosk
  • water sports facilities
  • Branksome Dene Room


You can access Branksome Dene beach by ramp. Contact Sandbanks beach office to find out about our all-terrain beach wheelchairs you can hire with 24 hours' notice.

Beach huts

We have a number of beach huts available for both short term hire and annual hire.


Branksome Dene is a designated dog beach and can be used all year round. Dogs are allowed from the eastern side of Branksome Chine beach office to the Poole Bournemouth boundary.

Always keep dogs on a lead on the promenade. More information is available on our dogs on the beach page.


You can have a barbecue on most Poole beaches, but you should read the barbecue and parties guide before you plan one.

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Venue/Contact Details
Branksome Dene
Pinewood Road
BH13 6JP
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
This is an open facility but the car park and facilities may shut at dusk.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.
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