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A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole

Journey through the coastal marvels of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole as spring unfolds its magic. Embrace the season by exploring blooming parks and gardens, nature trails, and take in the spectacular views across the 15 miles of breathtaking coastline.

Discover our coastal beauty with every step

Leave behind the winter layers and bask in the sunshine along our beautiful coast as our towns are painted in fresh greens and blossoming flowers. 

As spring breathes new life along the South Coast, the iconic stretch of shore transforms into a mesmerising canvas of vibrant colours and natural wonders not to be missed. Wander along Bournemouth’s award-winning beaches, with golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Whether you turn left or right, there is something noteworthy hidden in every corner to explore. 

Continue your coastal adventure with a visit to Hengistbury Head, a favourite among nature enthusiasts. Wind along the rugged cliffs and soak up the breathtaking views of the English Channel.  
For a leisurely stroll, Mudeford Quay in Christchurch unveils charming harbourside scenes, dotted with colourful fishing boats and waterfront cafés. For those seeking an active adventure, the Avon Valley Path offers both walking and cycling routes, guiding visitors along the River Avon with glimpses of the town's historic landmarks.  
Take a short boat ride around Poole Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in Europe, to visit Brownsea Island. From mid-March, it is the perfect place to explore nature trails, discover the birthplace of Scouting, and witness the vibrant beauty of red squirrels and coastal birds set against the backdrop of a historic castle. 

Venture further to the Jurassic Coast and embrace the season’s charm by exploring coastal paths such as Old Harry Rocks, a natural masterpiece shaped by the elements, where its towering chalk stacks overlook glistening waters.

A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole
A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole

A watersports haven

United by their stunning land and coastlines, these three towns emerge as idyllic hubs for watersports enthusiasts. Put on your wetsuit and bask in the springtime sunshine.

Explore the 15 miles of seafront Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has to offer from a different angle: on the water. Discover the best spots for surfing near Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers. Poole Harbour is an exciting haven for windsurfing, while the calm waters of Christchurch are ideal for a scenic day of kayaking or paddle boarding. 

Connect with nature and make the most of the bathing season starting in May. Cold-water swimming is fun, free, and the exposure to the elements has so many benefits to boost your mood and overall well-being.

Effortlessly navigate the waves on a guided paddleboard session or set your adventurous side free with an exhilarating instructor-led jet ski ride. As sun-kissed days unfold, treat yourself to a timeless seaside tradition of savouring fish and chips along the scenic seafront from one of the many food and drink outlets.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town by opting for a serene shoreline experience; relax on the beach and listen to the sound of the lapping waves. For those more inclined to enjoy idyllic views on the water, there are options for boat cruises and tours available to explore the coast, surrounding islands, and the harbour. 

A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole
A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole A spring adventure through Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole

Discover a captivating journey through time as you explore the historic buildings and landscapes, each with a tale to tell. 

Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole boasts a rich history waiting to be discovered. Whether you are looking to explore a historic Quay in Poole that played a crucial role in maritime trade dating back to Roman times, tour the Priory Church in Christchurch built in the Saxon era, or appreciate the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, an eclectic collection of art and artifacts housed in a lavish Victorian villa in Bournemouth, there are options galore in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.    

Located next to Bournemouth Pier, Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf will transport you back in time, deep into the life of an 18th century smuggler. ‘Putt’ by day or by dusk, the 18-hole course is the perfect activity this spring for a dose of outdoors fun. 

Near Poole lies Upton Country Park, home to a Grade II-listed Georgian Mansion, where each corridor echoes with a historic tale waiting to be heard. Delve into the extensive grounds, in the picturesque shoreline and explore the enchanting woodlands. For families, Spurrier’s Play Park offers a fun space for children to play, while the tearoom provides a charming setting to enjoy a traditional English scone.

Highcliffe Castle, an architectural masterpiece, standing proudly on the clifftops, with a story to tell of how it was brought back to life after its past. Venture further to Corfe Castle, majestically perched on top of a hill, revealing tales of battles against the backdrop of panoramic countryside views. There is so much to see and do across the South Coast for all the family!