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Bournemouth has seven miles of beaches, and the best is claimed to be
Sandbanks. Surfers have been coming here since the 1960's, especially to Boscombe Pier, Southbourne
Beach, Highcliffe and Kimmeridge Bay. Bournemouth Bay has always been
known as a safe surfing location and for its clean beaches.
The sea front is lined with various restaurants and shops, including a branch of the famous Harry Ramsden's fish and chips restaurant.
place map and aerial view
Pier has existed in its present location at the heart of the beachfront
since 1856. It has been re-built or strengthened several times, most recently
in the 1980's.
In 1868 the first recorded pleasure excursion from Bournemouth Pier was by the steamer 'Fawn'.
Since 1871 there has been a long association between Bournemouth Pier and pleasure steamers. To this day the tradition continues with regular seasonal visits by the paddle steamer 'Waverley'.
Bournemouth's oceanarium is a fun place to visit, especially with kids.
Through different viewing windows you can see examples of marine life from around the world including the Amazon, the Mediterranean, the Nile, the Caribbean, the Ganges and the Great Barrier Reef.
Daily shark feedings are also held, above an underwater tunnel where visitors can watch from.