There is something magical about escaping to the British coast in the autumn. Sure, the obvious time to visit is summer, but away from the busy crowds over peak months comes a more relaxed pace, along with uninterrupted views of the sea, a crispness in the air that invigorates,and plenty of activities and events to enjoy.
Bournemouth Beach Lodges enjoy an unrivalled position overlooking the soft golden sands of one of Britain’s most popular and famous beaches, and are perfect for an off peak seaside break. These luxurious beach lodges offer a refreshing and contemporary twist on the traditional beach hut concept. Each lodge has crisp, clean lines and stylish bright interior, blending naturally with the coastal surroundings and the backdrop of colourful cliffs.
Witha range of lodges catering for everyone, including dog lovers and the less mobile, you can enjoy a romantic weekend away waking to the sounds of waves or a family getaway for up to six in a unique holidaying hotspot. With the beach itself just a few steps from your own south-facing private deck, you’ll have no trouble taking in that fresh sea air as the sand sinks between your toes!
Autumn also presents a unique opportunity to experience the local area. It’s a great time to grab a board, take to the waters and try your hand at surfing – and should you prefer to take a lesson, there are a number of local surf schools at hand to help you find your stride, with beginner lessons starting from as little as £35 per person. If it’s a calm day, paddle boarding or kayaking could be good alternatives and a more relaxing way to appreciate the waters.
Away from the water, how about a visit to Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival? This unique festival runs between 14th to 21st October and offers a wide spectrum of acts across a variety of media: dance, film, music, theatre, visual art and literature – for example, the spectacular Hydromania,a performance which promises to turn buildings into fountains to surprise and delight! With over 50 events taking place all across the town in some of its most unique spaces, it offers an ‘Indian Summer’ of arts and an exciting programme to explore.
For some more active pursuits, why not enjoy a game of mini-golf on popular Boscombe Pier or, if you’re feeling really brave, the pier-to-shore zipwire from Bournemouth Pier will appeal to any adventurers amongst you.
The change of the season is a perfect time for relaxing coastal and woodland walks, and you’ll find no shortage of these in Dorset. Take a stroll along the miles of beautiful beaches on your doorstep, or wander through the 3km of Grade II-listed Victorian Gardensin the centre of the town as the leaves on the trees change into a kaleidoscope of autumn colours. There is even a guided Tree Trail leaflet to help you learn more about each species you see as you explorethe Gardens.
With half-term prices at just £450 for a 4 night midweek break right on the beach, your autumn seaside escape is within easy reach. Formore information and to book, visit Bournemouth Beach Lodges.