Branksome Dene

Photo of Branksome Dene beach

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Pinewood Road,
BH13 6JP

Only a short walk form Branksome Chine, this is a beautiful stretch of coast with soft, golden sands and a dramatic cliff face that towers over the promenade. Dogs are welcome at Branksome Dene all year round. There is a small car park, toilets and refreshments on offer.

Getting here


We have the following facilities available:

  • public toilets, including disabled
  • drinking water
  • refreshments
  • ice cream kiosk
  • water sports facilities
  • Branksome Dene Room


At Branksome Dene:

you can access Branksome Dene beach by ramp. Contact Sandbanks beach office to find out about our all-terrain beach wheelchairs you can hire with 24 hours' notice.

Beach huts

We have a number of beach huts available for both short term hire and annual hire.


Branksome Dene is a designated dog beach and can be used all year round. Dogs are allowed from the eastern side of Branksome Chine beach office to the Poole Bournemouth boundary.

Always keep dogs on a lead on the promenade. More information is available on our dogs on the beach page.


You can have a barbecue on most Poole beaches, but you should read the barbecue and parties guide before you plan one.

Things to do

Visit Poole Tourism for more activities in the area.

Page last updated: 09 November 2020
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