Overhead shot of the smugglers course with blue water and Bournemouth beach in the background

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Discover Bournemouth’s past as you smuggle your ball around 18 holes of pure adventure mini golf.

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Come and embark on a journey and be taken back in time to live the life of a smuggler. With 18 holes of action-packed adventure, experience Bournemouth’s past as you smuggle your ball past treacherous rocks, church ruins and waterfalls. Packed with challenges, the themed course is perfect for some friendly family rivalry – you can even keep score and share your victory with the new Scorecard App. Bournemouth Seafront provides the perfect backdrop for a smuggler, so pop down and see if you have what it takes!

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We’re delighted to announce we’ve been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner!

Smuggling Hours (subject to change)


Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm) Friday and Saturday: 10am to 8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Bournemouth Air Festival (1st - 4 September)

Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 8pm (last entry at 7pm) Sunday: 10am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm)

From 5 September

Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 6.30pm (last entry at 5.30pm) Friday and Saturday: 10am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm)

October - December

Open subject to weather




Children (under 16)


Family ticket (up to 2 adults & 3 children)


Adult Group (up to 4 adults)


Students (20% off)



Groups and Parties

Round up your golfing gang and make haste to Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf for an experience to treasure.

For group bookings of 12 or more, please contact smugglerscove@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Plan Your Journey

By car

Choose from one of the town’s many pay and display car parks, either by the beach or in the town centre. Stroll through the beautiful Bournemouth Gardens, following the sign for the Beach and Pier to find Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf.

By train

Bournemouth Train Station is located a short bus journey away from the beach. Hop into a taxi or one of the town’s many buses and alight at Pier Approach.

By coach

Coaches can drop customers off in the turning area adjacent to Hot Rocks restaurant, just a one-minute walk from Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf.

On foot

Stroll through the beautifully kept Bournemouth Gardens down to the pier, or walk down through one of the many wooded chines and along the promenade. Enjoy stunning views and relax in the knowledge that there are ample refreshments and public conveniences placed along both walkways for a truly stress-free day out.

Gift shop

To minimise contact the Smugglers Cove gift shop is currently closed.


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