Boscombe Beach

A walk from Bournemouth to Boscombe

Setting off from Pier Approach on Bournemouth's seafront we decided to take a circular walk along to the suburb of Boscombe.  It was to be a pier to pier walk plus a little more besides.  From Bournemouth Pier we set off in an easterly direction along the lower promenade which is known as the Undercliff.  …

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North Pier, Blackpool

Day 2. Blackpool highlights

It was such a treat waking up in our stylish room at the beautiful Boulevard Hotel and drawing back the curtains to uninterrupted views of the Irish Sea.  Heading downstairs we were shown to a window table in the restaurant from where we could watch the waves lapping the beach whilst tucking into our delicious …

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Blackpool Tower

Day 1. Blackpool – the perfect winter break

I've visited Blackpool several times but always either in the summer or during the autumn illuminations when the resort has been in full swing so I was curious to find out what it would be like to visit the resort out of season. Plans made, we were up at the crack of dawn (well, earlier …

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Brighton Palace Pier

Day 3. Brighton Pier and Marina

We were up early once again so that we could make the most of our day, and arrived into Brighton shortly after 9.00 a.m.  As we'd only had a coffee in the hotel room we looked for somewhere suitable for breakfast and soon found the ideal place amongst the labyrinth of narrow lanes in the …

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Shops in Worthing

Day 1. Worthing and Brighton – a weekend break

Another weekend at the seaside but this time on England's south coast visiting Worthing and Brighton in Sussex.  My day began with a short train ride into Leeds followed by a longer journey into London King's Cross Station.  From there, I took the underground across to Victoria Station for the last leg of my journey …

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Merrivale model village, Great Yarmouth

Day 3. A day in Great Yarmouth

After breakfast in Norwich we travelled by train to the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.  Getting there from Norwich is very easy with a frequent service on Greater Anglia trains and journey times of 35 minutes, with off-peak return fares costing £8.30. Arriving into Great Yarmouth, we followed signs to the seafront, the route taking …

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Blackpool Tower and beach

Day 1.  A day at the seaside in Blackpool 

It's been a number of years since we last visited Blackpool, one of England's premier seaside resorts, so we thought we'd return and see if it had changed.  Blackpool is located in the north west of England on Lancashire's Fylde coast.  We travelled by train, arriving into Blackpool North station shortly before lunch.  When purchasing …

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Promenade gardens, St. Annes-on-Sea

Day 2. St. Annes-on-Sea & Poulton-le-Fylde

After a good night's sleep we enjoyed the Ibis buffet breakfast which was included in our room rate.  The breakfast room features a seaside theme with imitation sticks of Blackpool rock adorning it’s walls.  The restaurant overlooks the sea so we were able to watch the trams pass along the promenade whilst we were sipping …

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A busy Bournemouth beach and pier

A day in Bournemouth 

What better way to spend a hot, sunny day than at the seaside.  Bournemouth is one of England's premier seaside resorts being located on Dorset's south coast.  Leaving our car on the East Cliff we walked down the steep incline towards the pier. Overlooking the English Channel we stepped into the gardens of the Russell Cotes …

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Bournemouth beach and pier

Day 1/2. A short break in Dorset

Day 1 On a cold but bright February morning we packed up the car and left our home in northern England at 9.00 am for a half term break on the south coast of England.  Our destination was Bournemouth in Dorset, 290 miles away. We stopped for lunch at Bicester Village, an outlet shopping centre …

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