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4 of the Best Beaches near Bournemouth

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With over seven miles of golden sand beaches, an abundance of things to do, and lots of family-friendly fun to choose from, the best beaches in Bournemouth might just be the holiday sweetener you’ve been looking for. 

Boasting some of the best beaches in the UK, Bournemouth is located on the South Coast of England and has everything you could want in a resort town. Whether you're looking for a wild adventure, total relaxation, or something in between, you’ll find all this and more at Haven’s nearby Rockley Park Holiday Park

To help you navigate all seven glorious miles of pristine beach, we’ve highlighted the best beaches near Bournemouth.

1. Sandbanks Beach

1. Sandbanks Beach

24 minutes from Rockley Park Holiday Park

For those looking for a more luxurious experience, the Sandbanks (also known as the “Palm Beach of Britain”) offers a more fancy day out. 

On the stretch of golden beaches that run east from Poole Harbour all the way to Bournemouth, you’ll find the Sandbanks. Boasting pristine beaches and all kinds of water sports, it's an ideal spot for adults and families with older children. You can choose to spend your days basking in the sun on the beach or making memories as you windsurf, fish, golf, sail, and kiteboard throughout your holiday. 

Whether you are looking to have some good old-fashioned family fun at Boscombe Pier, observe the natural beauty of the area at Hengistbury Head, or simply relax on the beach, the best beaches in Bournemouth have something for everyone. With seven miles of pristine beaches, family-friendly entertainment, and vibrant nightlife, Bournemouth and its surrounding beaches are an excellent consideration for your next UK holiday.

2. Alum Chine Beach

27 minutes from Rockley Park Holiday Park

Just west of the hugely popular Bournemouth Beach and Pier lies another beach that is a favourite amongst locals and young families alike. Alum Chine Beach is another of Bournemouth’s Blue Flag award-winning beaches. 

Much like Southbourne Beach, Alum Chine is a locally beloved spot because it’s exceptionally clean, big, and situated away from the crowds that frequent the busier beaches in the area. Because of its family-friendly facilities, Alum Chine Beach has also become a favourite for young families. The kids will enjoy playing on the large pirate-themed playground and watching the land train from Bournemouth Pier drive by. Parents will love the pubs and ice cream kiosks.

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3. Boscombe Beach

3. Boscombe Beach

35 minutes from Rockley Park Holiday Park

After getting some TLC, Boscombe Beach has become an excellent place to bring the family. Swim, dig, and play all day long while enjoying fewer crowds and a quieter environment than some of the more popular Bournemouth locals.

Boasting a large stretch of pristine beach, those craving adventures will find themselves drawn to this popular surfing destination, hoping to catch the perfect wave. Whether you're hoping to make some fun family memories or looking to ride the waves, the fun doesn’t stop on the beach. When you need a break from the sun and maybe a bit to eat, continue your day at Boscombe Pier. Fun-seeking visitors will find plenty to do, including more than 30 different activities and so many yummy food and drink vendors at The Coastal Activity Park.

4. Hengistbury Head

4. Hengistbury Head

44 minutes from Rockley Park Holiday Park

At the easternmost tip of this seven-mile stretch of some of England’s most stunning coastline, is Hengistbury Head - a place of settlement and ceremony for over 12,000 years.  

Every year, over one million visitors travel from near and far to experience the history, natural beauty, and wildlife. Enjoy breathtaking views from atop Warren Hill or sip a cuppa as you overlook the Mudeford Sandspit. Stop to have a rest on a beautiful strip of golden sand overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a bite to eat from one of several eateries throughout the reserve. There’s so much to see and do here, making it a brilliant day out.

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New holiday homes from £33,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom Willerby Ellerton Extra holiday and includes siting, connections and standard accessories. 

From 12 July 2024 the holiday home price is reduced from £37,995 to £33,995 and will remain at this price until all available stock is sold. 

The holiday home price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.    

As at 12 July 2024 this price is available at Berwick, Burnham-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Hafan y Mor, Kent Coast, Lakeland, Marton Mere, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Weymouth Bay. 

Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.   

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.   

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Holiday home price is based on a Bronze Grade pre-owned holiday home 6 years or older and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 12 July 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cala Gran, Church Farm, Cardigan View, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Orchards, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

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Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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