Boscombe Beach and Pier

Boscombe Beach and Pier has some great stuff going on for active people – about 1 km either side of Boscombe Pier you’ll find a plenty of beach activities and water sport. There are also activities for children during the school holidays.

The FREE gym trail stations are some of the first things you notice when arriving at Boscombe Beach and Pier. There are 6 units consisting of 16 gym buddies, designed to give you a full body work-out. All the equipment includes detailed explanations.

The Musical Trail is less physically demanding, but just as much (more?) fun.

Dotted along Boscombe Pier are a number of musical instruments for you to try.

  • The Bell Lyre –stainless steel ‘bells’.
  • Harmony – a vertical xylophone.
  • Babel Drum – a steel drum played with the hands.
  • Tembos – tall ‘tubes’ that are struck with a paddle to create some interesting sounds.
  • Tubular Bells – seven, big, loud, deep aluminium chimes.
  • Seaside Chimes – Eighty eight aluminium chimes that act like keys on a glockenspiel. How long will you take to perfect your timing!

These instruments have all been hand-made especially for Boscombe Pier and they’re really good fun for everyone to try.


Bournemouth Coastal Activity Park

These fun boulders are right next to Boscombe pier, and each one is a miniature of a local landmark – Durdle Door; Agglestone Rock; Old Harry Rocks. These bouldes are hugely popular, and I’ve never seen them empty!

The area around Boscombe Beach and Pier also has:

  • Beach Football
  • Beach Tennis
  • Bodyboarding
  • Buggyfit
  • Fishing / Sea Angling
  • Kid’s Multi Sports Sessions
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Rookie Lifeguard
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Slacklining
  • Snorkelling –
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swingball
  • Table Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga on the Beach

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