Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Avon Beach

Avon Beach logo

Great for families with small children and people with disabilities as it has its own beach level car park.

A designated bathing beach apart from the area in front of the car park which is allocated for watersports.

Beach level entrance to promenade and beach via Avon Beach car park or via Gundimore Promenade from Mudeford Quay.

Café, restaurant and beach shop. Beach huts for hire.

Dogs to be kept on leads whilst on the promenades from 1 May until 30 September inclusive. Sorry, no dogs on beach from 1 May until 30 September inclusive.

Nearest car park is Avon Beach adjacent to the beach. Additional parking at Avon Run Road car park.

Lifeguard service during July and August

Horses are not permitted on the seashore between the Saturday preceding Easter Monday and the 30th September (both dates inclusive) in any year between 10am and 9pm.

,Beach and Car Park is managed by BCP Council. Facilities and Cafe managed by Avon Beach Ltd.

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Venue/Contact Details
Avon Beach
BH23 4AN
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Open all year round.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
It is free to use the beach.