Boscombe, Dorset, UK
Boscombe Pier is not a traditional seaside pier. During the 1950s the original pier showed signs of decay and it was redesigned and built in a modern way. A screen runs down the centre of the pier deck against which deckchairs can be placed.
This is a positive indication that British seaside resorts can be successfully revamped and modernized. Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, took on this challenge along with the Overstrand building, a distinctive double-decker block of beach huts.
This makes Boscombe along with the artificial surf reef the positive and no longer rundown neighbour to Bournemouth.
Use your mouse to move around the map of Boscombe Pier
User Submitted Photos
Click on any photo to step through bigger images.