Bournemouth Tourism describe Boscombe as the "UKs most innovative seafront attraction" as it comes complete with Europe's first artificial surf reef (see more information on the Boscombe Surf Reef below). Boscombe is also well known as being an ideal holiday location for families and couple's for those who want to make the most of a visit to the beautiful beaches of Dorset, whilst also wishing to sample Dorset's & neighbouring Hampshire's glorious country side.
From Boscombe Pier, which recently underwent a £2.4 million restoration project, you can cross the road over to Boscombe gardens (garden walks, mini golf & cafe) or walk in one direction along the Promenade to Bournemouth & Sandbanks (long walk to Sandbanks but lovely cycle ride) stopping at cafes and restaurants along the Bournemouth & Poole seafront. Or alternatively walk in the other direction to Hengistbury Head and Mudeford (involves a very short ferry ride to Mudeford Sandbank) again you will find some lovely cafes and restaurants on route. Our visitors have found that in the Summer months the further you travel in either direction the quieter the beaches get.
For the less active or for those looking for a bit of fun, a land train runs every 20 minutes from Boscombe to Bournemouth (at weekends and in peak season) which takes about 10 minutes from getting on the land train to getting off. Alternatively you can take the more traditional route and catch a Yellow bus which will take you into Christchurch, Hengistbury Head or in the other direction to Sandbanks and Bournemouth's Chines.
With all these public transport links: A holiday to Boscombe, Bournemouth can be very ECO friendly indeed.
As Bournemouth is only a mile away from Boscombe, you can easily travel into Bournemouth via taxi for nightlife or shopping. Boscombe's shops are a very short bus ride from Boscombe's Pier or a walk (up the hill) to Boscombe's town centre. There is a street market on Boscombe High Street every Thursday and Saturday.