Lovely shot of flowers blooming on the Zig zag walk down to the Beach Lodges
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Getting Here

With such a picturesque location, our Lodges can be a little difficult to find but there are plenty of ways to reach us whether that be by car, train or bus.

The Lodges are situated 1/2 mile east of Boscombe Pier at Manor Steps, heading towards Southbourne. A short 15-minute walk from Boscombe Pier or a 5-minute downhill walk from Boscombe Overcliff Drive where parking is available.

By Car

Beach Lodges Address: Seafront Promenade, Bournemouth BH5 1BN

Due to the nature of our location The Bournemouth Beach Lodges do not have allocated car parking spaces. Throughout the year free parking is available, however spaces cannot be guaranteed for both parking options below. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Access to Lodges via the Promenade (subject to weather and season)

Vehicular access to the beach level in front of the Beach Lodges can be gained at certain times throughout the year by driving along the promenade via the gate at Boscombe Pier (BH5 1BN).  To access the promenade, take the first exit (left) at the roundabout in front of Boscombe pier and enter through the metal gate. Please keep your hazard lights on and your speed below 10mph when driving along the prom. We kindly ask that you are considerate to any Beach Hut users and park on the beach side of the prom, away from any occupied huts.

Access to the lodges via the promenade is decided by the Beach Rangers who will assess safety accordingly. The weather, sand on the promenade and how busy the beach is can affect the safety of both guests and members of the public. We will do our best to contact you before you’re arrival and on your departure when access has not been permitted for your check in/check out.

All year 9.00am – 10.00am (Mondays and Fridays ONLY)
April to June 5.00pm – 5.30pm (Mondays and Fridays ONLY)
July and August 5.30pm – 6.00pm (Mondays and Fridays ONLY)
September and October 5.00pm – 5.30pm (Mondays and Fridays ONLY)
November to March 3.30pm – 4.00pm (Mondays and Fridays ONLY)

Boscombe Undercliff Car Park, Bournemouth BH5 1BN (Located at Boscombe Pier)

Boscombe Undercliff Car Park is located at Boscombe Pier and is a flat 10-15 minute walk along the promenade towards the Lodges. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout (right) to enter the car park. Free parking is available when a valid parking permit is shown in your car windscreen. Permits are assigned 1 per lodge and can be collected from the Beach Lodges Office.

Boscombe Overcliff Drive, BH5 1JB (Located on the cliff top above the Beach Lodges)

Upon arrival at Boscombe Overcliff Drive you will find a string of on-road parking spaces that are free to the public. Aim to park closest to Boscombe Pier, opposite adjacent roads such as Grovely or Chessel Avenue to be near the top of the Manor Steps Zig Zag, these roads also free parking.

Once parked you can then walk along the clifftop where you’ll see a sign to the Lodges and the zig-zag that leads you to the Lodges at the bottom.

Wooden sign post pointing visitors in the right direction


The nearest train stations to the Lodges are Pokesdown (for Boscombe) and Bournemouth.

Two train companies serve Bournemouth; Great Western Railway (South Western Trains) and Cross Country. The railway line runs directly from London Waterloo and Weymouth, as well as from Manchester and Birmingham. Please note that Cross Country does not stop at Pokesdown for Boscombe.

Train whizzing by the open fields


Bournemouth has two bus companies; morebus and Yellow Buses.

Unfortunately, no buses run directly to Boscombe Pier so the closest stop is by Boscombe Chine Gardens on Christchurch Road. It is a delightful downhill walk from the bus stop through the gardens to Boscombe Pier from where you can take the complimentary Land Train to the Beach Lodges at Manor Steps. The Land Train operates subject to weather conditions and season.

Yellow Bus services for Boscombe Chine Gardens

1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 33

morebus services for Boscombe Chine Gardens

M2, N3, X3

A yellow bus driving around Bournemouths town centre

Land Train - reduced service running*

The Land Train operates a circular service from the Beach Lodges at Manor Steps, via Boscombe Pier and Boscombe Precinct to Bournemouth Pier and back. The timetable is subject to weather conditions and season. Please note, the Land Train does not run during the last week of August and the first weekend in October due to major events on the seafront. The Land Trains are wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly!

Blue and white land train picking up passengers and Bournemouth Beach

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Seafront Promenade
Nr Boscombe Pier

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