Major Work To Reshape Beach

Thousands of tonnes of sand are being redistributed along the seafront to safeguard Bournemouth's famous beaches.

Work has started at Gordons Corner, Southbourne, to move 10,000 cubic metres of sand back westwards down the beach towards to Boscombe Pier. The sand has accumulated over time through wind and wave action and is being re-distributed along the beach. 

Andrew Brown, Seafront Operations Manager, said "The work is progressing well and we hope to finish by the end of next week (10 Mar). The project involves five large slow moving vehicles tracking up and down the beach moving the sand with banksmen so residents and visitors using the prom won't be affected"

Last year a similar operation took place to redistribute sand from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine. Redistributing accumulated sand is far more cost effective than improving new material.