The temperature’s soaring, the sea’s sparkling and the beach is beckoning. Searching for sizzling inspiration this summer? Look no further – you’re spoilt for choice at the new Coastal Activity Park at Boscombe, Bournemouth! There’s a line-up of more than 30 activities for all ages and levels of fitness waiting for you, the school holidays will simply fly by – the problem will be cramming it all in!
Take your pick from instructor led sessions in volleyball, bouldering, slacklining or snorkelling. Or book a court for the whole family just £12 an hour and thrash them all at beach tennis or volleyball, or why not challenge friends to a football or touch rugby game?
And best news of all, there’s no need to break the bank – plenty of options are completely free – scale the boulders beside Boscombe Pier, smash your opponent at table tennis and swing ball, test you balance skills at slacklining, or compose a tune on Pier’s musical trail. If you’re keen to tone up or shed a few pounds, the 16-gym ‘buddy’ outdoor trail runs the entire length of the Park, designed to give a full-body work-out. With its stunning seafront views, it’s perfect before or after work, and it sure beats paying gym fees!
Discover what it takes to become a life guard in a Family Baywatch session where lifesaving demonstrations and basic beach safety and a must for the whole family. Youngsters will love the sport, adventure and creativity of our Kid’s Club, geared to 8 to 14 year-olds. To book them in, tel: 01202 451773
Of course, there’s plenty of fun for adults too. Start the day with beach yoga or a fitness session, join in a guided walk or spend the day fishing with friends. There’s open water swimming sessions, Buggyfit for mums, biathlon training and much more taking place throughout the summer.
“The new Park provides a fantastic new attraction for Boscombe visitors and residents with something for everyone,” says David Collier, Coastal Activity Park manager.
“Boscombe has become increasingly popular with active beach-goers, by adding new facilities everyone will be able to try new sports and enjoy exercising even more on one of the most beautiful stretches of UK coastline.
There’s plenty of action for families including bouldering, table-tennis, slack-lining and of course a host of water sports. For the first time, swimmers will be able to snorkel the reef and get up-close-and-personal with the marine life now populating it.”