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lovely area

I live not far from branksome shine. It is a very nice walk through the shine to the lovely beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kenneth w
Poole, United Kingdom
Family orientated

Stunning beach, beautiful clean, soft sand and is suited for families and couples wanting to relax... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach”(12 reviews)
“car park”(15 reviews)
“golden beach”(4 reviews)
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Pinecliff Road, Poole BH13 6LP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live not far from branksome shine. It is a very nice walk through the shine to the lovely beach, on a summers day it is very refreshing

Thank kenneth w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning beach, beautiful clean, soft sand and is suited for families and couples wanting to relax. Parking available with beach front restaurant and shop.

Thank dianeP9791AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy beach to access with two car parks, Branksome Chine & the hidden Beach Road Car Park. But park for free in Westminster Road or Lakeside Road. Deck chairs, Loungers & Windbreaks for hire. Ladies Toilets have had a Chequered history of floods, broken handwashs...More

Thank T2246ESrobertl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the great Poole beaches. This one can get a bit crowded as it is popular it has a nice but pricey restaurant and also houses a lifeguard station for reassurance for families with young children. There is also a beach shop selling inflatables...More

Thank pajy58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and beautiful views. Lots of people of all ages enjoying the sunshine. A pleasure to visit

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many stunningly beautiful beaches in this area, very clean and inviting. Places to grab a snack and lovely paths to walk along.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, very clean, free parking in nearby residential roads. Shop and restaurant on the beach. Lovely walkway through gardens to the beach with stream running through. Close to canford cliffs shops as well.

Thank sarahnathxander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best (sandy!!!) beach I've been to in Dorset. You get a beautiful view from the top of cliff if you use the Beach Road car park off Western Road. There's a cafe on the beach called Branksome Beach Cafe which is great to go...More

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Re visited here today, used to come as children 50 years ago, it was fabulous, miles of golden sand lovely restaurant and cafe good public toilets, parking reasonable, you can walk for miles in either direction. It was everything I remembered and would certainly recommend...More

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had wonders what was the draw for people building fabulous houses in Victorian times with enormous gardens near the beach in Poole. Now I know. It’s the endless fabulous sandy beaches. They’re great for walking running or just chilling

Thank David M
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Pearsons26 | Reviewed this property |
There is no camping allowed in any of the beaches as far as I am aware, but the Beach Tourist gut on the beach just up from Vesuvio restaurant are very helpful & they can advise you x
Liz S
14 August 2017|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
There were certainly quite a few disabled parking spaces at the end nearest the beach. We always arrived after 11 and there was still space. If not the two chines adjacent also have parking. Not sure about their cost though... More
23 August 2016|
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Response from Biosbob | Reviewed this property |
Branksome Dene Chine IS dog friendly all year round, and on the easterly side of Branksome Chine, where dogs are only allowed out of the tourist season I believe. Yes, both dogs and humans alike are in the sea having great... More