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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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Presenting the “…Buuuuuuut I’m Bored!” Bournemouth Challenge

Presenting the “…Buuuuuuut I’m Bored!” Bournemouth Challenge

Presenting the “…Buuuuuuut I’m Bored!” Bournemouth Challenge

Make a note or print out and cut up these useful beach-inspired activities and put in a jar/ tin/ bucket. The next time someone shouts ‘I’m bored’ they can pick one out and get some inspiration! Share your pics with us on social media  @ #lovebournemouth #lovepoole

Two ladies enjoying a relaxing afternoon at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel near Bournemouth celebrating Mother's Day.

Mother's Day 2020

Mother's Day 2020: the best places to visit in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Happy Pancake Day

Happy Pancake Day

Read on for a delicious pancake recipe from expert pancake maker (and chef) Quentin from Urban Beach.

A dripping ice cream painted on to the wall of the iconic Bournemouth Pier as a part of the BCP selfie wall trail

The Top 15 Ways to Spend Half Term on a Budget

Fifteen half-term activities on a budget. Keep the youngsters entertained for less than a fiver with these fun-packed thrills.

The Prom Café at Pier Approach in Bournemouth is the ideal place to start - get your Whippy softie ice-cream at a discount: see here for details.

A misty view out over an area of the New Forest outside of Bournemouth

World Wetlands Day

Get out into the Ramsar sites that surround Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and discover a very special aspect of the local area!