Bournemouth’s main attraction has to be its 7 mile long sandy beach fit for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. Bournemouth’s latest addition is Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The reef is made up of 55 giant sandbags and is the size of a football pitch. The town itself has an excellent shopping, a huge variety of restaurants and great nightlife. Next door, the town of Poole with more water sport offerings plus a historic 18th century harbour and some attractive buildings. Along the coast Corfe Castle and although a ruin, it is still impressive, as is the beautiful surrounding countryside and views from it.