We walked east past dozens of brightly painted beach huts and chanced upon the streamlined elegance of a handsomely renovated Boscombe Pier. No noisy amusement arcades or derelict buildings here, just a magnificent runway out into the sea and calm clear panoramic views. The ice cream kiosk was closed so we bought hot chocolate and headed back to the town centre in search of Bournemouth's hot air balloon.
|View from Boscombe Pier|
|Clouds of foam washed ashore on Bournemouth beach|