Barbecues and parties on the beach

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BBQs are only permitted after 6pm, unless in the designated BBQ area located west of Sandbanks promenade. You cannot have barbecues on Lake Pier beach or Hamworthy Park beach.

Please choose your barbecue spot carefully. Remember smoke from your barbecue can cause offence to other beach users.

Hazardous barbecues will be put out.

Read more about using our barbecue areas.

Groups of between 30 and 100 people

You can only hold this size of barbecue or party between 6pm and 11pm in the designated area (on a first come basis) at the western end of Sandbanks beach.

We have these facilities in the designated areas:

  • metal tables for food preparation
  • metal bins for disposing of hot ash

Please read the terms and conditions.

Page last updated: 17 August 2020
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