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Great clean beach !

This beach is lovely. Very clean. Ideal for all the family. You can walk miles. Chairs available... read more

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julie n
London, United Kingdom
Observation Wheel

Great allround views from the wheel. Down over the pier and beach across the gardens up to the... read more

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

This beach is lovely. Very clean. Ideal for all the family. You can walk miles. Chairs available for hire. Plenty of places to eat & drink nearby

Thank julie n
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great allround views from the wheel. Down over the pier and beach across the gardens up to the town. The beach looks fantastic as it stretches out to Boscombe and then to Sandbanks. It must be one of the best beaches in the UK. Lovely...More

Thank ccws50
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful British Beach, sandcastles, ice creams, buckets and spades, swimming in chilly sea, fish & chips, one of the best beaches to visit.

Thank thepaulholden
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most of the beach is really nice and clean. Was there in middle of septem, almost no people there despite the fact that weather was nice.

Thank Veronika N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited early September. Lovely clean beach with clear sea water. Showers on the beach and all the facilities along the promenade with lots of eating places and shops.

Thank traceyjane7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my family and all I can say is wow what a beach. Long beach where you can have a nice walk if you are not a swimmer. Leaving in paignton by the sea I loved this beach more than paignton and Torquay...More

Thank Suraj K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked from West Cliff to Boscombe Pier at lunchtime on a warm September day. As in previous generations, it was evident that the beach is highly valued, and greatly enjoyed, by people of all ages and various nationalities. Those responsible for keeping the beach in...More

Thank ultrafox1963
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful beach I have been to in the UK! Totally impressed and had a really lovely time. The area around it is nice, parking nearby and the sand was clean and golden! What more could you ask for!

Thank BZ4eva
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I may be biased here as I live in Poole and work in Bournemouth town... I LOVE OUR BEACH! Glorious sand, beautiful blue water and when the sun is shining it it’s like a beach in the Med. HOWEVER - tourists often leave ALL of...More

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bournemouth beach is (in my view) nicer than Brighton beach/sea front . Long strand type beaches with old style huts on the promenade. You could walk for miles , the view is lovely and there are numerous places to stop and have a drink. At...More

Thank CWJSLondon
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21 April 2018|
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Response from Dilliebubble | Reviewed this property |
The area is BH so anything with that prefix should do it. Or try googling Bournemouth hotels and check a couple of codes. Hope this helps.
Glai M
19 April 2018|
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Response from WilltheMarbleFiend | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can. Give the tourist board a call
Arek H
16 April 2018|
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Response from Cattmumof1 | Reviewed this property |
It varies in temperature in the summer months. The sea can be quite cool but easy to get used to