The beach pop-ups you can visit on Bournemouth beaches this summer

AS DORSET faces its ‘hottest day on record’, a number of pop-up beach bars offer food and drink along the shore.

Here are six beach bars and restaurants you can visit across BCP until the end of the season.

W Beach, West Beach, Bournemouth

W Beach is located to the right of Bournemouth Pier, it launched in 2021 as an ‘exclusive’ beachside drinking and dining experience.

The pop-up has a larger capacity this year with 250 seats, a VIP area with deckchairs and parasols, DJs and a catering menu available every day.

West Beach recently announced an Italian-inspired takeover of the restaurant through September 30.

The site has been transformed into a corner of Italy by the beverage brand Aperol.

WestBeach Piazza Aperol will be open daily from 12pm to 9pm, ‘bringing a stunning Italian square to the heart of Bournemouth’.

Sunset Beach Club, Aruba, Bournemouth

The Sunset Beach Club website states, “Sunset Beach Club is a pop-up from the creators of Aruba and Lost. Located on the sunny shores of Bournemouth beach next to the pier.

“A truly unique, family-friendly, European-inspired beach club. Offering great food, cocktails and daily DJs playing the best in house music.

“Open from April 15 to October 1, every day from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are always encouraged to avoid disappointment, but walk-ins are also welcome, so come join us for some holiday vibes.

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Bayside Restaurant, Toft Zig Zag, Bournemouth

The Bayside Restaurant will open August 1 for a month, Toft Zig Zag’s new venue will have a timber frame structure, indoor and outdoor seating and private beach access.

The month-long dining experience can accommodate up to 180 people indoors at any one time, with an additional 80 people outdoors on a wooden deck.

The restaurant will serve meals including fish and chips, light snacks like salads or crab sandwiches and local lobster or Portland pearl oysters.

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Beach Diner, The Prom Diner, Boscombe

The Beach Diner is located opposite the Prom Diner in Boscombe.

Announcing the opening of their new beach venue, a Prom Diner spokesperson said: “We are delighted to welcome you to our new Beach Diner. Located across from the Prom Diner, serving the same tasty food and drinks. Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m., sea view guaranteed.

The Prom Diner serves breakfast, hot dishes, light snacks, desserts, hot and cold drinks and alcohol.

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Eldora, Urban Reef, Boscombe

Eldora is a pop-up over the beach deck at Urban Reef in Boscombe.

Customers can order at the counter and enjoy an outdoor dining experience on the waterfront.

The pop-up is currently returning for its second year, last year it also hosted beachfront salsa classes.

The take-out container offers cold drinks, cocktails and flatbreads.

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SOBO Beach, Southbourne

A new venue, SOBO Beach, has just opened in place of the demolished Bistro on the Beach restaurant.

SOBO Beach aims to bring “the laid-back, international vibe of South Beach to Miami” to Southbourne.

The pop-up features “FlaminGo Grill” and “Wok-Shack” kitchens in shipping containers and an open-top double-decker bus offering a full bar and VIP lounge.

The restaurant serves international cuisine, including Pan-Asian cuisine, sushi, stir-fries and barbecue dishes, as well as ice cream and soft drinks.

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Sandy A. Greer