Beaches Near Bournemouth Durley Dean Hotel
Whether it’s chilling with the sand between your toes, strolling along the pier enjoying an ice cream, building sandcastles, enjoying tasty food or just admiring miles of breath-taking coastline, the beaches in Bournemouth are an ideal location whatever the weather or time of year. Durley Dean Hotel & Spa is the perfect holiday destination for exploring the wonderful and scenic beaches of Bournemouth which boasts seven miles of sandy beaches backed by sandy clay cliffs. This stretch of coastline is an unbroken chain of great beaches from Sandbanks to Christchurch harbour. See below, where we have compiled a list of the most popular beaches in Bournemouth.
Why Stay With Us
After a busy day exploring the many beautiful beaches of Bournemouth, relax or freshen up in our luxury accommodation. Each of our guest bedrooms are designed for your comfort and luxury and are complete with ultra-comfortable beds which are topped with crisp white linen and large fluffy pillows to ensure you have a restful nights sleep. The Durley Dean Hotel & Spa offers a tempting selection of food and beverage options to suit everyone. Choose from our Lounge Bar which offers a range of light bites and delicious main course meals or No. 28 Restaurant for a more intimate dining experience. We serve the best of classic British cuisine which is inspired by locally sourced ingredients and freshly prepared by our expert chefs.
Durley Chine Beach
Durley Chine Beach is located only a short distance from Durley Dean Hotel. It is one of Bournemouth's favourite Blue Flag award winning beaches, particularly loved by the locals for its wide, exceptionally clean, sandy and shingle beaches situated further to the West of Bournemouth, away from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth Pier and the town centre. Access Durley Chine beach via a sloping car park or from Middle Chine.
The beach is popular with young families due to convenient facilities such as toilets with baby changing facilities, lost children centres, RNLI lifeguard stations, dog friendly zones, pubs and ice cream kiosks.
Sandbanks Beach is located just 10 minutes drive from Durley Dean Hotel. It is a spit of golden sand that crosses the mouth of Poole harbour and continues all the way to Bournemouth, a distance of around five kilometers. Dubbed Britain’s Palm Beach, because of astronomical land prices, Sandbanks is well-served by upmarket hotels and restaurants.
Hengistbury Head Beach
Hengistbury Head Beach is located 30 minutes drive from Durley Dean Hotel. It is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs. At the less developed end is Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, which separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay.
Bournemouth Beach is nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find it all here.
Located just over 30 minutes drive from Durley Dean Hotel. The beaches at Studland are called Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach. All are owned by the National Trust. Ideal for water sports and includes the most popular naturist beach in Britain. The heathland behind the beach is a haven for native wildlife and features all six British reptiles.