The Bournemouth Coastal Activity Park extends about a kilometre either side of Boscombe Pier and offers a whole host of beach activities and sport, water sport and dance. 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. There are 6 units consisting of 16 gym buddies, designed to give you a full body work-out. All the equipment includes detailed explanations, but if you’re not sure how to use them, some Coastal Activity staff are qualified to assist – just ask.
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 the Coastal Activity Park, and they’re really good fun for everyone to try.
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 park also offers the following classes and activities:
- Beach Football
- Beach Tennis
- Fishing / Sea Angling
- Kid’s Multi Sports Sessions
- Open Water Swimming
- Rookie Lifeguard
- Sea Kayaking
- Snorkelling –
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
- Table Tennis
- Touch Rugby
- Yoga on the Beach
There is also a ‘spa’ pod as well as beach pods available for daily or weekly hire, and regular activities throughout the school holidays. Visit the Coastal Activity Park website for more information.
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