Riviera Hotel in Alum Chine, Bournemouth

Alum Chine is at the very west of Bournemouth and is famous for its Blue Flag Award-winning sandy beach, beautiful wooded Chine spanned by a splendid Suspension Bridge and the Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.

It is close to the chic shopping and eateries of Westbourne and is a mere 20 minute stroll along the prom to Bournemouth Pier and town centre in one direction – or to the famous Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in the other.

Less busy than its town centre counterparts, Alum Chine beach is popular with familes as, in addition to its top-quality wide sandy beach and safe bathing water, it features a children’s play area and paddling pool.

The lovely beaches of Poole and even the spectacular Poole Harbour itself with so many exciting activities available are all walkable along the prom from the Riviera.

How to get to us

  • By Car:
    Take the A338 to approach Bournemouth and stay on it (passing the Bournemouth exits) right to its end at the Traffic Lights opposite the “Liverpool Victoria” roundabout / County Gates Gyratory.Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout (following the bucket and spade signs painted on the road), turning left into The Avenue, lined with rhododendrum bushes. At the Traffic Lights, turn left. At the mini roundabout, turn right into Alumhurst Road. Drive about a mile along Alumhurst Road and as soon as you can see the sea straight ahead through a big tree, turn left into Crosby Road, and you will see our sign at the end of the road.
  • By Train:
    Bournemouth Station is a 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel.  The taxi rank is directly outside the station.  The fare is around £8.00.
  • By Coach:
    Bournemouth is linked by National Express Coach with many other towns.  The Coach station is opposite the railway station, where the taxis rank is.
  • By Bus:
    Alum Chine is served by the Number 2A or 2B Yellow Bus, which goes (via Westbourne) to the Town Centre and the Train/Coach Station.  Alternatively, Westbourne is well served by frequent buses between Bournemouth and Poole.
  • Browse around our Google Map Location on left – Click ‘Satellite’ to see photo image of the hotel (including our famous R-shaped outdoor pool) or ‘Hybrid’ to see a mix of road names and photo. Click the Plus (+) or Minus (-) to zoom in and out of the map.
  • CLICK HERE for printable direction map.