A BOURNEMOUTH beach bar has closed just weeks after opening for the summer.

The Beach Hut Bar and Grill located on the sand at West Cliff said it had “no choice but to close”.

The bar opened in April and was due to remain on-site until October 2, operating every day between 10am and 10pm.

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Posting on social media, a spokesperson for the bar said: "After weeks of trying to compromise, we had no choice but to close.

"Not being able to accept group bookings, turning away 70 per cent of walk ups who just wanted a drink and being constantly inspected, made our time on Bournemouth Beach a real challenge both financially and emotionally as a team.

Bournemouth Echo:

"We're just so disappointed. But as a small business we’d rather pay the balance and cut our losses than stay and lose money.

“Thank you to all the lovely people that supported us but this is good-bye.”

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The Beach Hut claims that a number of rules and regulations had been imposed and that it had no choice but to close as a result.

Bournemouth Echo:

These reportedly included: “No hens, stags and groups allowed as it encourages excessive drinking.

“No alcoholic drinks without food. Only two drinks per person.

“Food must be ordered first before drinks. Food must be ordered at the table.

“And no loud music or DJs.”

The bar says this resulted in them receiving “bad reviews, a high turnover of staff and overall massive loss.”

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Contractors were on-site removing the bar on Tuesday, June 14.

The Daily Echo has contacted BCP Council for a comment.

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