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Winning design for Boscombe’s new beach huts for disabled users


Following a highly successful competition attracting 173 original entries from all over the world, a winning design for four iconic new beach huts for disabled users at Boscombe has been selected, subject to Cabinet member approval. ‘The Seagull and the Windbreak’ by Peter Francis Lewis of Brighton based design consultancy AEREA in conjunction with a:b:i:r […]

Surf Pods

36 of the pods are available to purchase on a first come first served basis. There is an exclusive sales day taking place today (15th May) for the 400 people who have pre-registered their interest. The pods are divided into single, double and “pentapod” corner versions. They are for day use only. Each pod is […]

Dorset Enterprises deck out beach pods in style

Punch and Judy deckchairs and windbreaks decorated with images of surfers will be part of the finishing touches to the Boscombe Overstrand beach pods thanks to the skills of local disabled people. The beach furniture has been manufactured by Dorset Enterprises, a craft workshop run by Bournemouth Borough Council providing employment in manufacturing for local […]

Prices unveiled for the Boscombe beach pods

Interest in the Boscombe beach pods, the most innovative beach huts in the UK, remains unabated, despite the current economic climate. More than 400 people have pre-registered their interest in purchasing the beach pods. Savills has been confirmed as the sales agent and has unveiled prices; £64,995 inc. VAT for a single pod and £89,995 […]

A wave worth of funding for the heart of Boscombe

Boscombe has been successfully awarded £455,000 through the Government’s Sea Change programme aimed to regenerate the area by linking culture and heritage in a way which restores pride in the whole community. Creative illuminations linking Sea Road and Boscombe Precinct, purpose built accessible beach huts designed by local artists, as well as enhanced wheelchair access […]

First glimpse at the best beach huts in the world


Bournemouth Borough Council has unveiled artist’s impressions of what will be the best beach huts in the world. Having invented the beach hut back in 1908, Bournemouth still rents out the oldest hut in the world and is now reigniting the British passion for beach huts, in Boscombe, the site of the first artificial surf […]

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