Future Projects

Beach Renourishment, winter 2020/21

Part of a 17-year Beach Management Scheme to protect the coastal frontages of Poole and Bournemouth


BCP Council



January 2021 

Example from a previous beach renourishment at Poole Bay

Project Overview

Eight beach areas from Southbourne to Poole will be topped-up with sand from January 2021 as part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme which is designed to make the coastline more climate resilient.

This £7.5 million project will see approximately 350,000m³ of sand being pumped ashore (using a pipeline) and distributed by bulldozers. The beach locations requiring a top-up include:

  • Solent Path to St Catherine’s Path
  • Gordon’s zig-zag to Fisherman’s Walk
  • Portman Ravine zig-zag
  • Boscombe Pier
  • East Cliff
  • West Cliff to Middle Chine
  • and either side of Shore Road in Poole.

As the works are carried out, areas of the beach will be closed for safety reasons, but access along the promenade will be maintained to allow residents and visitors to pass by safely. Alumhurst Road carpark will remain open.

Dates for working in specific areas will be published nearer the time. It is anticipated all works will be completed by spring 2021, subject to weather conditions, tides and working arrangements based on latest Covid-19 guidance.