WELCOME to Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club’s website!

Welcome to the new 2021 season as we open again!

As we had hoped, the club were able to re-open from lockdown on Monday 12th April. However, due to current COVID guidelines at this point, we can only host members who have pre-booked a rink.

And as we can only allow a maximum of 24 players on the green, you need to book in advance to play.  If you want to play, you must book in advance by calling the stewards on 01202 427 810 during opening hours, or use the members booking book at the club.

Please note that the Café is now open too, so even if you cannot play, you can come along to spectate with a bit to eat, lunch or just a drink. Please call the café on 01202 422002 for opening times.

Thinking of Joining our Club?

Boscombe Cliff welcome new members. If you would like to join Boscombe Cliff for the upcoming 2021 season, please download and complete a form by clicking on the link below.

Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club - 2021 Membership Application Form

Send or deliver your completed application form to our Secretary, as per the details on the form.

Thank you, and we will hopefully look forward to meeting you our sea-view clifftop venue soon!

Please note that we will be holding an 'Open Day' on Sunday 30th May 2021. All are welcome to come along and have a go at bowling from 10am to 4pm.

Visiting Sides

BCBC is happy to accommodate teams who want to play friendly matches against them and any club secretary wishing to do so should contact BCBC’s Match Secretary.


Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club is ideally situated on the east side of Bournemouth, overlooking the cliff top at the corner of Woodlands Avenue and Boscombe Overcliff Drive.   

Although BCBC is a private club the green is a public one maintained by an experienced contractor who works alongside some of the members to provide, reputedly, one of the best playing surfaces in the area.   There are 6 rinks, occasionally 7, and there is seating all around the green which provides a 1st class viewing area.

BCBC is one of the strongest in Dorset and currently has champions at National and County level, and the men won the Bournemouth & District Club League in 2019.

BCBC has been involved with a local junior school over the last couple of years and is now encouraging other young people in the community to join them on the green;   and not only youngsters, they encourage people of all ages and abilities to join them.   BCBC is proud to say the age range of their members goes from 9 to over 90.

BCBC have experienced coaches who can help any beginner to play lawn bowls, and help the more experienced to become better players.

Despite being located in Dorset BCBC is affiliated to Bowls Hampshire and is also affiliated to Bowls England – see Honours section for successes.

BCBC currently has 2 Men’s teams playing in the Bournemouth & District Bowling Association League on Saturdays, 4 Triples teams playing on Tuesday evenings, and 2 Triples teams playing on Saturdays.   BCBC had 2 Ladies teams in 2019 but had planned on 3 in 2020 playing in the B&DWBA on Thursday afternoons.

BCBC has a good reputation for its friendliness and hospitality, and has a clubhouse with a licensed bar and changing rooms, and also Cafe facilities, The Cafe on the Green, which serves the general public as well as BCBC members.

BCBC has an excellent social section with regular events.

Membership to BCBC is available on 2 levels – Associate Member ( a non-playing member) and Member (a playing member) who may either pay each time they play or be a Season ticket holder (who has free access and priority on the Green).



The green opened on Monday, 12th April, for members. Safety regulations are all in place, according to Bowls England, the green is in perfect condition, the cafe will be open as takeaway Thursday to Saturday, the weather is pretty good and there is a warm welcome awaiting you!

End of Season

Friday, 25th September, was our last day for bowling in this memorable year – unfortunately memorable for so many things other than bowls. However Boscombe Cliff Bowls members had been offered 4 months of bowling, somewhat limited due to circumstances, on a fantastic green. Those who chose to bowl played against other clubs, played in …


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