Bournemouth Fisherman's Walk

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Bournemouth Fisherman's Walk
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Fisherman’s Walk is popular with visitors and locals alike. A cliff lift provides easy access to the seafront, and there is a cafe, putting green and children’s park on the cliff top.

Activities

Popular activities include swimming, sailing, fishing, surfing, canoeing, jet skiing, windsurfing and there is beach hut hire and water skiing. Areas of the beach have been zoned as there No Smoking areas and a Kidzone.

Wildlife and Walks

A three kilometre under cliff walk leads from Fisherman’s Walk east to Hengistbury Head. The seafront promenade is 10km long stretching from Southbourne to Alum Chine and then on to Sandbanks. There is also a cycle route.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Bournemouth Fisherman's Walk

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

Roadside parking along the overcliff drive. Other pay and display car parks available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs allowed between 1st October - 30th April. Dogs allowed on certain areas of the beach.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily during the summer and weekly the rest of the year.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 29th April - 1st October 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.