Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Alum Chine and Argyll Gardens

Alum Chine and Argyll Gardens logo

A Green Flag site with tropical gardens at Bournemouth largest chine.

Walking through the chine down to the beach there is plenty to see and do for all ages. Once you arrive at the seafront, there’s even more to discover in and around Alum Chine.

You can reach Alum Chine by walking along the seafront from Bournemouth, or you can catch the land train from Bournemouth pier.

If you’re coming from Poole or Westbourne, Alum Chine is at the bottom of Alumhurst Road, where there’s a bus stop and public car park.

You can get to Argyll gardens by heading towards West Overcliff Drive.

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Venue/Contact Details
Alum Chine
Alumhurst Road
Area coverage
BCP Area
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
The park is an open facility but the play area may shut at dusk. Please visit the website for more information.'
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
These play facilities are free to use.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.