Bournemouth - accesiblity of beach
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 7, 2012 3:10 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Jul 3, 2012 4:10 PM
Bournemouth - accesiblity of beachHi there,
We are planning to spend 6 days in Bournemouth this summer.
We plan to go to the beach each day.
But my wife has a spinal problem, and therefore she can not walk longer than 30 yards on slopes (neither up nor down). However as we saw on YouTube she should do so probably, because there is a slope between the town and the shore.
Is there anywhere an elevator that we could use to cope with the slope you think?
Do you have any other idea? Is there a common bus line that goes down to the beach (i.e. to the sea level)?
She can walk long distances if the terrain is flat (i.e. without a slope).
Thank you in advance for your kind advice!!!
Jul 3, 2012 10:33 PM
Jul 4, 2012 1:04 AM
21. Google street view will give you a good idea of what it is like.
2. From the main access to the beach by the pier, is a long flat walk inland towards the town centre through the Winter Gardens (more years ago than I would admit to, I could see this area from my office window) as far as "The Square". However the streets either side of The Square are quite steep - indeed one of the roads is called Richmond Hill, which sort of gives it away really!
Jul 4, 2012 7:25 AM
3I guess it depends on where you are staying... I stayed in the Marriott (with work) for a few days and since that is on a hill you would not be able to avoid going up or down to access the beach... this said there was (to my memory) a flat way from the town centre (as Mike9) mentions onto the Promenade. The promenade is long and flat and you can walk all the way to Pool on the relative flat.
If I were you I would call up the accommodation I was looking to stay in and ask them about flat access to the beach from where they are based as they may be able to help you?
Jul 5, 2012 2:09 AM
Jul 5, 2012 2:11 AM
Jul 5, 2012 8:50 AM
6There are 3 cliff lifts , at West Cliff, East Cliff and Southbourne. There are lots of hotels in each of these areas and it would be a flat walk from most of them to the lift house at the top of the cliff.
The walk through the gardens from the town centre to the pier, promenade and beach is flat, as others have said, but it can be very steep either side, including the main shopping streets and streets with restaurants on.
Jul 5, 2012 2:02 PM
Jul 7, 2012 3:10 PM
8Also look at bus 50 here http://www.wdbus.co.uk/ for in interesting ride along the coast from B'mouth to Swanage town and beach, which is resonably accessible.
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