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Manor Steps

Manor Steps is a Blue Flag beach in a quieter location on Bournemouth's seafront and an ideal family choice for a day or a stay at the beach. With great views of the Pier, Boscombe beach restaurants and amenities are a 5 to 10 minute walk away.

Manor Steps zig zag offers pedestrian access from the cliff top at Boscombe Overcliff Drive. The path lights up from dusk with solar powered lighting. Level seafront access to Manor Steps is via Boscombe beach or Fisherman’s Walk cliff lift (seasonal).

There are beach guidelines to follow so that everyone can enjoy Bournemouth's beaches.


Boscombe Overcliff Drive
Manor Steps


The closest parking to the beach is on the cliff top at Boscombe Overcliff Drive. The nearest seafront parking is Overstrand car park or for beach level parking, Boscombe Undercliff car park.

Public transport

Timetables for buses to Manor Steps from morebus.

The nearest train station is Pokesdown(1.2 miles) or Bournemouth (1.9 miles).


Cycling is allowed, but pedestrians have priority. Keep your speed below 10mph and follow seasonal restrictions in place for July and August on seafront promenades and paths to avoid on-the-spot fines.

Facilities at Manor Steps


  • Fisherman’s Walk cliff lift nearby provides access to and from the cliff top (seasonal)
  • accessible/disabled toilets with RADAR key access 100m to the west of Fisherman’s Walk cliff lift.


From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on Manor Steps beach and must be kept on a lead on the promenade, paths and zig zags at all times. Find the nearest year-round dog friendly beach and remember to pick up after your dog.


You can have a disposable barbecue on Bournemouth beaches between 6pm and 10.30pm. Read the barbecue guide before you plan one.

Douse disposable barbecues with water after use and leave them next to the rubbish bins on the promenade for our beach cleansing team to collect once they have cooled down. Please dispose of all other rubbish in the bins provided.

To reduce waste, try one of the electric barbecue hotplates available at various seafront locations.

Open fires

Open fires are not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to light an open fire.


Camping is not permitted on any of our beaches at any time. You may be prosecuted if you attempt to camp anywhere along the seafront.

Visit Bournemouth's official tourism website for more activities in the area.

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