Barbecues and parties on the beach

You can have a small barbecue on most Poole beaches. You cannot have barbecues on Lake Pier beach or Hamworthy Park beach.

Please choose your barbecue spot carefully. Remember smoke from your barbecue can cause offence to other beach users.

Hazardous barbecues will be put out.

Read more about using our barbecue areas.

Groups of up to 12 people

Groups of up to 12 people may hold a barbecue or party on any of Poole's beaches without permission.

Groups of between 13 and 80 people

You can only hold this size of barbecue or party between 6pm and 11pm in the designated area (on a first come basis) at the western end of Sandbanks beach.

We have these facilities in the designated areas:

  • metal tables for food preparation
  • metal bins for disposing of hot ash

Please read the terms and conditions.

Page last updated: 13 June 2019
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