Boscombe Overstrand Panorama
Number of views as of 25th November 2015 = 3400.
A couple of miles east of Bournemouth, Boscombe is the site of Bournemouth’s new artificial surf reef, unique in Europe and one of only 4 in the world, the others being Narrowneck, Queensland; Cables, Western Australia and Mt.Maunganui, New Zealand.
The submerged reef occupies approximately one hectare (the size of a football pitch) and is 225 metres from the shoreline. The reef mimics the effects of a natural reef and is built from large geo-textile bags filled with sand.
The Boscombe Overstrand building (centre shot) was designed in 1958, but has recently been transformed into a complex of ‘surf pods’, chic but not cheap beach accommodation overlooking the reef.
The Honeycombe Chine development above and to the right of the Overstrand is a new development of 170 seafront flats also overlooking the reef.
Oh and by the way – there was no surf today!! A few days of close to zero temperatures seem to have made Boscombe beach a surfer free zone.
Best viewed larger.
Date: 20th December 2009.