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Life’s a beach in Bournemouth

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside, don’t we? Well, Charlie Sawers – BA (Hons) Script Writing for Film and Television – certainly does and here’s why…

The beach

Bournemouth has seven miles of beautiful beach with Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. There’s so much to explore on Bournemouth beach and so many beautiful views – whichever way you look… You have the Isle of Wight to the left and the beautiful Purbecks to the right – and with the backdrop of the cliffs, every selfie you take is going to look stunning!

The weather

Bournemouth has a micro-climate. Lucky us. That means that the weather is always different to the surrounding areas – and usually better. Bring on the sun cream.

Things to do

The beauty of Bournemouth beach is that you can chill out or you can be as active as you like. Maybe these will whet your appetite:

  • Cycle along the promenade – you can go all the way to Sandbanks in Poole
  • Do a morning run between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers – almost three miles there and back
  • Take a dip in the sea – an almost hot-tub 17˚C in September
  • Hire a volleyball court at Boscombe beach
  • Go surfing or bodyboarding – the best breaks are by Bournemouth and Boscombe piers
  • Use the ‘gym buddies’ on the prom for sit ups and chest presses
  • Chill out at Aruba – above Bournemouth Pier – and sip a cocktail watching the sun go down. 

The gardens

Bournemouth Gardens run from the beach to the town centre and really are greener than anywhere else I’ve seen. We use the gardens to meet friends, study and have picnics. There’s also mini golf and places to grab an ice cream or a hot chocolate.

In winter, the gardens transform into a winter wonderland with light displays and an Alpine ice rink.

Don’t forget to check out the aviary too – and you’ll be amazed at how many super friendly squirrels are in the gardens. It’s what you imagine a perfect park to be…