BOSCOMBE & BOURNEMOUTH
and Bournemouth have the finest beaches in the UK. They have won the
much coveted Blue Cross award for cleanliness for many years.
Bournemouth town is named after the river Bourne which runs down
through Dorset until it reaches the sea. The river can be seen in the
gardens at The Square in the centre of the town. Bournemouth is famous
throughout England as a holiday resort, and we have about 9 miles of
beautiful sandy beaches There are many sources of entertainment here,
and in the surrounding areas there is some beautiful countryside to
To the west of Bournemouth is the old
town of Poole with it's harbour and quay. Poole harbour is the
second largest natural harbour in the world, the largest being Sidney
in Australia. The Romans visited Poole during their early conquests and
as the harbour is quite shallow, it would have made a safe landing for
their boats. However, within recent years the main run in the harbour
has been dredged several times and can now accommodate the large
ferries that travel to the islands and France. When you visit the quay
at Poole you will see the internationally famous boat building company
of Sunseeker. Their motor launches are sold all over the world, and can
cost several million pounds.
an historic town around 2000 years old. Here we see some of the places
to visit in the Priory town. Christchurch sits on the mouth of the
River Stour and the Avon, which come together before joining the sea.
The quay at Christchurch is very picturesque where you'll see
boats of many types, and of course, the swans which have been here for
over 700 years. A huge variety of birds visit the estuary, and it
has become a wild life sanctuary. The Old Mill and the shopping centre
in the town of Christchurch are well worth a visit.