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E9 symbol (EU stars on blue)Bournemouth Coast Path

60 km / 37 miles

Dorset, Hampshire
The Bournemouth Coast Path is full of varied interest with two natural harbours, ferries, woods, high cliffs and some of the finest views on the south coast. At the same time there is transport close to hand making the path an attractive walking route not only for experienced walkers but also visitors and residents who may wish to explore only short stretches of coastline.

The Bournemouth Coast Path links the Dorset Coast Path, the final and most easterly section of the South West Coast Path National Trail, with the Solent Way running from Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth. This creates a continuous route from Minehead in Somerset to Emsworth on the Hampshire-Surrey border.

From Milford-on-Sea to Poole it forms part of the E9 E-Route.

See also E-Routes (E9)


Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark: E9 symbol (EU stars on blue)
E9 symbol (EU stars on blue)
Challenging; Coastal; Urban
SZ031789 - Swanage, Dorset
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SZ325958 - Lymington, Hampshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Exploring the Bournemouth Coast Path (Countryside Books - 2005)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Rivendell Guest House  (bookable online)
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Hostel Accommodation
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23 Km
B & B Accommodation
Avon Breeze  (bookable online)
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34 Km
Caravan Park
Glen Orchard Holiday Park  (bookable online)
1 Km
40 Km
B & B Accommodation
Harvest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
47 Km
The Summer House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
48 Km
Glamping The Wight Way  (bookable online)
5 Km
51 Km

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Route Profile:

57.8 Km (35.9 miles)
640 m (2,100 ft) ascent
90 m (295 ft)  maximum height