Where to scatter ashes in Bournemouth

Scatter your loved one’s ashes at a meaningful place in Bournemouth.

Stand at the edge of Bournemouth Pier, walk by the Blue Pool Dorset or walk along the coast of Knoll Beach and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that was special to them.

Scattering ashes in Bournemouth

For many people, scattering ashes is a deeply personal moment. It can be a really meaningful way to say goodbye and it’s important to take time to plan ahead and ensure you choose the right location for you and your loved one.

While some people choose to keep ashes at home in an urn, many people scatter ashes around natural beauty spots, usually places that have special memories attached to them. 

Scattering ashes is a great way of honouring your loved ones and in the UK people are generally allowed to scatter ashes anywhere. This can be along a river, in the sea, under a tree, at the beach or even on private land.

To scatter ashes in the sea or in a river then you do not need to have permission but there are some guidelines to follow and it’s recommended you seek advice from the environmental agency. For places inland it’s generally safe, but there are guidelines in place to protect nature and permission may need to be granted from the landowner. 

As Bournemouth is surrounded by nature, there are many places for families and friends to scatter ashes, from Bournemouth Pier to the Blue Pool Dorset and Knoll Beach.

Find your funeral director in Bournemouth who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes. 

A direct cremation is a cremation without a funeral

If you’d rather not have a funeral service at the crematorium, the crematorium staff can collect the body, carry out the cremation, and then return the ashes to you. Crematorium workers call this a direct or ‘unattended cremation’.

Bournemouth Pier 

If your loved one enjoyed the sea or spent their time at Bournemouth Pier, then why not scatter their ashes here? The busy pier is packed with activities and places to eat and drink, as well as wonderful views looking out at the sea. It would be a lovely place to pay tribute if Bournemouth Pier held a special place in their heart. 

Despite being busy during the summer months, you can still find some privacy or a quiet moment of reflection should you need it. There are also quiet points throughout the day and year where you can scatter your loved one’s ashes without any interruption. 

Why not walk along the pier, stopping at your loved one’s favourite spot before scattering their ashes into the sea? You can invite your friends and family to say a few words about your loved ones before saying goodbye in a place that was special to them.

The Blue Pool Dorset AONB

The Blue Pool Dorset AONB is another lovely location to scatter your loved one’s ashes. The large nature reserve and tearooms feature the huge pool known for its blue water and stunning views. It's a popular spot with walkers, tourists, and nature lovers, and can be a fitting place to scatter your loved one’s ashes. 

If your loved one spent afternoons walking at this historical site, enjoyed dog walks here, or a coffee in the tea room, you could follow in their footsteps and visit their favourite spots. Be sure to check beforehand if you need permission to scatter their ashes in the water or the surrounding wooded area. 

You could walk one of your loved one’s favourite routes and say a few words before scattering their ashes in a place that was special to them. 

Knoll Beach Studland 

Knoll Beach Studland is a large sandy beach in Dorset. The beach features a four-mile stretch of white sand and dunes that form the Studland National Nature Reserve. The beach is popular with dog walkers, tourists, and locals alike. If your loved one spent time here or was a keen beach walker, it is a fitting place to pay tribute.

Why not walk through the dunes or along the sea and scatter their ashes somewhere that was significant to them? The large beach offers plenty of space for privacy if you do not want to be interrupted or want to take a quiet moment of reflection. The beach is often quiet during the week and chillier months so you are sure to get the peace you need during these times. 

Invite your friends and family along to share memories of your loved ones and scatter their ashes somewhere special to them. 

Arrange a direct cremation with Farewill

We can help you organise a cremation service that's right for you. We'll help transport your loved one, handle all the paperwork and hand-deliver your loved one’s ashes to you.

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