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Dorset is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a fantastic variety of sandy beaches, towering cliffs and unspoilt countryside. For the many years running Bournemouth beach has been awarded Grade A status for its clean sands and excellent facilities Bathing water quality in Bournemouth is of the highest compliance.
The Jurassic coast is ready for exploring .
Swanage Old Pier
Boscombe Pier in
World Heritage status
It is the only natural World Heritage site in Britain and ranks alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon.
As well as the best beaches in the UK (some say possibly in Europe) Bournemouth has won many "Blue Flag" awards for its overall cleanliness. There are terrific views over the Purbeck Hills. During the summer months there is a fantastic free display of fireworks.
Bournemouth is vibrant and buzzing by day and night with restaurants, shops, cinemas, Imax, nightclubs and several casinos which can make your visit unforgettable. The renowned "Bournemouth International Centre" is situated in the centre of the town
A medieval town situated between Bournemouth and the New Forest and dominated by its famous 11th century Priory, the longest parish church in England.
A hive of activity, the quay has a long history dating back to Roman times. A few hundred years ago, Poole was one of the countries foremost fishing ports with boats from the town voyaging all the way to the Grand Banks and Newfoundland for cod.