Branksome Chine

Branksome Chine

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Bournemouth is dotted with chines, old wooded valleys that run down to the sea. Branksome Chine runs inland for a mile and a half and is one of the prettiest. The bus stops where the chine reaches the sea, a great place to stop off and grab an ice cream or a cup of tea in the Branksome Beach café. If you fancy stretching the parts then there are lovely walks along the promenade back to Bournemouth Pier (1.5miles / 2.5 km), or head west to Sandbanks where the prom finishes, (1.5 miles / 2.5 km).