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Cemeteries in Bournemouth

There are 4 cemeteries in Bournemouth, each with a chapel which can be used for a full burial service. Coffins can also be brought to the cemetery for burial following a service at another venue.

Opening hours

All the cemeteries are open daily from 9am.

The closing times are:

  • 4:30pm from October to February
  • 5:30pm in March
  • 6.30pm in April
  • 7:30pm in May
  • 8pm from June to August
  • 7pm in September
Cemetery Location
North Cemetery Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth BH8 9HX
East Cemetery Gloucester Road, Bournemouth BH7 6JB
Kinson Cemetery South Kinson Drive, Bournemouth BH11 8AA
Wimborne Road Cemetery Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH3 7AB


There’s a choice of consecrated and non-consecrated burial areas to provide for all faiths and beliefs. We’ll prepare the grave in advance and a burial attendant will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

There can be up to three burials in each grave. If you’d like to make a family plot for future generations, you must ask for this at the first burial. Up to 6 sets of cremated remains can also be buried in a grave once there’s no more room for coffins.

Grave maintenance

After mourners leave, the grave is filled and covered with turf or grass seed. Floral tributes will be placed on the grave and removed after 10 to 14 days.

Graves are checked 6 months after the burial and are reseeded and topped up with additional earth if needed. The grave will be maintained as part of general grounds keeping at the cemetery.

We take care to ensure that our cemeteries and graves are well looked after. This helps to provide a calm, safe and peaceful atmosphere for visitors.

A cleaning and maintenance plan is available for graves and memorials at cemeteries in the Bournemouth area.


Dogs are permitted in accordance with our Cemetery rules and regulations.

If you have any questions, please email

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