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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Exterior shot of South Coast Coffee shop in Bournemouth

Bournemouths growing coffee shop scene

There is a real growing coffee scene in Bournemouth with a new coffee shop popping up every other month. It’s hard to keep up. Here are my picks of the best coffee in and around Bournemouth, whether it be for a lovely latte or a blissful black americano.

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'I'm Bored!' Autumn half term challenge

Gather round everyone...there's a chill in the air, strange spooky goings on, monster crab sightings and a MER-CHICKEN?! Check out our half term challenges and share your creativity with us on social media!

Bournemouth garden on a beautiful sunny day

The gardener’s guide to holidaying in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Are you always on the look-out for ideas to use in your garden? Do you love to find interesting flora and fauna? Do you love a walk in the outdoors? Then we’re here to tell you that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have more than enough green spaces waiting to be discovered during a fun packed mini-break!

Bournemouth Gardens Tree Trail

Bournemouth Gardens Tree Trail

There is nothing quite like a good walk. A chance to stretch the old legs, get a good dose of vitamin D (weather-permitting) and feel that beautiful fresh air all around.