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What a beautiful place to take a walk no traffic fabulous views very clean so quiet and peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poole, United Kingdom

I’ve been coming to the Branksome Woods and Chine since I was 8 years old. Walking through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela S
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  • Average3%
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“car park”(17 reviews)
“golden beach”(4 reviews)
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Pinecliff Road, Poole BH13 6LP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to take a walk no traffic fabulous views very clean so quiet and peaceful. It’s flat so no slopes steps or obstacles. Perfect for a nice stroll

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandypir
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been coming to the Branksome Woods and Chine since I was 8 years old. Walking through the woods from Penn Hill to the beach is wonderful. Birds, squirrels, trees, fungi and insects. The beach is sandy and well kept. A lovely shop for those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant on the beach is open until late. They serve Hot drinks and cold drinks, including , Beers, Wines, Spirits. This is very useful if you are a Fisherman OR Womam! This can be a good plaice to catch fish. I didn’t catch anything,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank evelcollins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely area. Get here early. Reasonable parking costs right next to the sand. Nice eatery and lovely sea air. What more do we need?

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time here on a recent holiday to Rockley Park, lovely land train which my son (4) was over the moon with, beautiful and clean beaches and walk ways.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrissy1983
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Lovely walkway beside the beach and sea. Good for walkers although some of the cyclists can get a little threatening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mjatsts
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous beach for the bucket and spade brigade. Lovely flat, soft sand whether for walking along or just watching the kids playing in the water. Public toilets. Public pay and display car park. Beach huts. Cafes, restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C6619LLrobw
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Short walk on the beach followed by a good coffe nice and clean lovely sandy beach great place for family walks

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul O
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had lovely stroll up and down the Promenade. Exceptionally clean, and so refreshing from many UK seaside areas. Definitely will be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick E
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We walked along the seafront from Bournemouth Pier towards Poole until we got to the Harvester (right on the promenade) past rows of beach huts that reminded me of my childhood holidays in the 70s. One or two had couples sat outside in deck chairs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 18, 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
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August 14, 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
August 22, 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