Whilst Sandbanks is the home of the glamorous stretch of beach and Bournemouth of the family one, Branksome Chine enjoys the qualities of both. Right in between Bournemouth and Sandbanks, this large sandy beach is the kind that makes you feel like a celebrity and has everything you need for a day on the sand with the kids. This stretch of coastline is well known for its fine golden sand and it wins a new smattering of awards every year.
Branksome Chine has a picturesque setting, two car parks, a cafe and a restaurant - and it’s a great spot for those who enjoy water sports. Don’t let this put you off taking the family as there are lifeguards during the summer, and as the beach has a gentle shelf it’s a safe one for those with small children.
As you’ll find with many of the beaches in the area there’s always plenty of room, so pack up your towels and get ready to set up camp for the day. There’s a seasonal dog ban so if you want to enjoy the views as you walk your dog during a holiday in Bournemouth hold off until Autumn when the crowds have headed home.