Cliches may be annoying, but usually encapsulate the truth, so here goes. Bournemouth is a hip. Lots going on, many wealthy people, not much crime. Peace where you live, shops, clubs, pubs and restaurants in easy reach.
Most properties in Bournemouth are flats. That’s not to say there aren’t any houses, there are lots of every shape and size. The thing is that Bournemouth’s apartments are great. Many have sea views. Some practically have a foot in the sea, others are a little further back, but still with uninterrupted views from Old Harry to the Needles. Further inland there are many with quiet gardens. There are big and small blocks, built in every decade from the 1920’s to the 2010s.
In the early part of the 20th Century, a promenade was built and gradually extended to cover the 7 miles from Canford Cliffs to Southbourne. This protects the sandstone cliffs from the erosion that was constant in the 19thCentury, so that the buildings stay at the top of the cliffs, but removes the natural supply of sand. The council therefore replace the sand at the Western end regularly, so that everyone can delight in this wonderful beach.
There are few parts of Bournemouth more than a mile from the sea, so it’s easy to walk down to and along the beach, via one of the many access paths.
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