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Electric beach barbecues (BBQs)

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Electric beach barbecues (BBQs) are available on the seafront. They are free for everyone to use and enjoy from early summer to October between 10am to 10pm, on a first come, first served basis.

Before you arrive, review our beach guidelines for the area you are visiting.

Electric barbecue locations
Location Standard BBQ Accessible BBQ

Branksome Chine, Poole

2 2

Bournemouth - To the east of Bournemouth pier just before Harry Ramsden's


Boscombe, To the east of Boscombe Pier, opposite Urban Reef

9 5

Portman Ravine, east of the zig zag towards Fisherman's Walk


Fisherman's Walk, between Boscombe and Southbourne

2 2

Accessible BBQs

Wheelchair accessible, these BBQs benches are 860mm high for ease of access to the cooktop.

Electric BBQ guidelines

The BBQs are for everyone to use. Please note:

  • BBQs are available on a first come, first served basis only
  • you cannot use the BBQs for commercial or monetary gain. No financial transactions can take place e.g. you can't sell food or drinks
  • be considerate of people waiting, don't monopolise the BBQ
  • no large groups of over 30
  • the promenade cannot be used for unloading or for parking
  • BCP Council Byelaws must be observed
  • look after your BBQ and help to keep it clean
  • do not use disposable BBQs on the electric hotplate as they damage the surface.

How to use the BBQs

Please follow the below instructions to use the BBQs safely.

  • push and hold the START/STOP button for at least 6 seconds
  • the BBQ takes 3 to 7 minutes from cold to reach cooking temperature, as it heats it shows a flashing red light
  • once at temperature, the BBQ beeps and the light changes colour to a static green, you have 20 minutes cooking time before the BBQ switches off automatically
  • when the metal plate is hot, please use caution
  • to switch off the BBQ at any time press the START/STOP button for 3 seconds
  • push any excess fat into the catch tray below and wipe the plate down after use
  • follow good food hygiene practices
  • clean up after yourself and don't leave a mess for others
  • please wait until the BBQ HAS cooled before leaving it unattended
  • be considerate of other people around you
  • dispose of rubbish or leftovers responsibly

For more information or to report a problem, please speak to a member of the Seafront team.

Disposable Barbecues

The new electric BBQs help reduce the need to use disposable BBQs. These are often left as litter, impact the environment and pose a risk when left under the surface of the sand.

Disposable BBQs can only be used on our beaches between 6pm to 10:30pm.

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