"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth. Historically in Hampshire, but today in Dorset, it is located to the east of Bournemouth town centre and west of Southbourne, It developed rapidly from a small village as a seaside resort alongside Bournemouth after the first Boscombe pier was opened in 1889. There are numerous architectural styles within Boscombe, ranging from the elaborate Victorian style of the Royal Arcade, notable examples of Art Deco such as the Motabitz store in Christchurch Road and the modernist 1950s styles of the pier and Overstrand buildings. Alongside these are modern flats developments such as The Reef, The Point and Honeycombe Beach.

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ113917

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Things to see and do in and around Boscombe

  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth
  • Littledown Centre
  • Littledown Miniature Railway
  • Oceanarium
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium
  • RockReef
  • Bournemouth Eye
  • The Bournemouth Eye
  • Curious About Bournemouth
  • Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth
  • Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre
  • Slades Farm Skate Park
  • The Clay Studio
  • Christchurch Castle
  • Bowlplex Branksome
  • Adventure Wonderland
  • Bournemouth Aviation Museum
  • The Alice in Wonderland Family Park
  • The Streetwise Safety Centre
  • Giggles Play Centre
  • Snowtrax
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road

Phone 0845 051 1700
Email info@bournemouth.gov.uk

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