Ideas & Inspiration

A view of the Bournemouth & Poole coastline from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks

Discover, explore and be inspired by our 10 miles of beautiful coastline! Beneath the magnificent cliffs, you'll find Bournemouth and Poole's 10 miles of award-winning beaches, from Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve in the East all the way across to Sandbanks in the West. Please note: This version should work with Google Chrome.

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Close up of pumpkin at the smugglers cove adventure golf course

Tales from Smugglers Cove

As the dark nights draw in and with Halloween approaching, Cap’n Ed from Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf shares a cautionary tale with his Moonshadow Gang from Bournemouth’s real-life smuggling history!

A close-up image of a South Coast Roast branded mug in Bournemouth.

Coffee Break on the Coast

Fancy a coffee but want something a bit more personal than a Starbucks or Costa? Never fear, here is our guide to the vibrant independent coffee shop scene here in Bournemouth.