Category Archives: Dorset

Bournemouth’s Little Brother, Boscombe

My final pier today was the charming Boscombe, a few miles down the coast from its better known brother Bournemouth. It lwas late afternoon and there were still a few folks on the beach, but the deck chairs had already been packed away:

Deckchair Stack
Deckchair Stack

I didn’t find any tea and cake on the pier, either, so had to make do with a tub of tasty strawberry ice cream from the entrance café isntead.

Ice Cream, Boscombe
Ice Cream, Boscombe

View the full gallery of images from Boscombe Pier.

Beautiful Afternoon In Bournemouth

After a little drive from Swanage, I soon arrived at Bournemouth, my penultimate pier for the day. It was a sunny afternoon with fluffy clouds above the golden sands. Plenty of people were out enjoying the sunshine.

Golden Sand & Fluffy Clouds
Golden Sand & Fluffy Clouds

The café at the pierhead served a tasty slice of apple pie and a decent cup of tea. Lovely.

Tea & Apple Pie, Bournemouth
Tea & Apple Pie, Bournemouth

View the full gallery of images from Bournemouth Pier.

Still Band-Standing In Weymouth

After visiting the Pleasure Pier in Weymouth, my next stop of the day was a mile or so round the Bay to the Bandstand Pier. It is much truncated from its heyday, but still retains a little of its former Art Deco splendour.

Beach Side View
Beach Side View

Out front is a café and beach supplies shop which provided me with a tasty lemon tart and cuppa in a lovely seaside-themed mug.

Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand
Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand

View the full gallery of images from Weymouth Bandstand Pier.

Pleasure At Weymouth

My first pier of the day was the Pleasure Pier at Weymouth. It’s part of a working port and so isn’t very attractive, but there was a good vantage point for watching the Condor Catamaran sailing off to the Channel Islands (it has to back out of the harbour and turn around before heading pointy-end first).

Condor Catamaran Sailing
Condor Catamaran Sailing

There is no café at the end of the pier, but the Pavilion at the landward end has facilities for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Tea & Cake, Weymouth Pleasure Pier
Tea & Cake, Weymouth Pleasure Pier

View the full gallery of images from Weymouth Pleasure Pier.