Places To Visit
Southbourne's Award Winning Beaches
Southbourne Beach is a stone's throw from Beach Lodge and much quieter than the beaches of Bournemouth and Boscombe, just head down Fisherman's Walk zig-zag from the cliff top. The blue flag, sandy beaches provide clean, pollution-free, kids zones, dog-free zones and smoke-free zones.
A promenade that runs from Hengistbury Head through Southbourne, past Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and on to Sandbanks provides an easy flat terrain to walk either east or west. Cycling is permitted along the promenade between certain times and BBQs are permitted on the beach after 6 p.m.
Distance: The sea and sand are 7 minutes walk from Beach Lodge
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The New Forest
Beach Lodge is situated very close to the edge of the New Forest National Park
where there are beautiful landscapes, quaint villages and wildlife to see.
Horse riders, walkers and cyclists will enjoy the many tracks and routes that the forest has to offer and shoppers will enjoy the sites of the surrounding villages.
There are many ways to get to the New Forest including the train (18 minutes from Pokesdown Station to Brockenhurst) where you can hire bicycles
right next to the station or catch a circular bus ride
during the summer months or you can travel by car.
Beaulieu Village and Motor Musem
Poole Quay and Old Town
Poole Quay is an exciting, ever-changing blend of maritime activity and a focal point for a wide range of entertainment and leisure pursuits. Sightseeing Cruises offer trips direct from the Quay to Brownsea Island , Sandbanks and beyond.
There's a multitude of bars and Restaurants offering an excellent array of culinary choice. Poole Pottery is also worth a visit.
Poole's Old Town is steeped in history. The recently extended Poole Museum in the Lower High Street tells of Poole’s earliest development as a port sheltered within the World’s second largest natural harbour.
Distance: Poole Quay is 30 minutes drive or approximately 60 minutes by bus or train from Beach Lodge
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