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Do YOU know Bournemouth?

Do YOU know Bournemouth?

Facts you didn’t know about Bournemouth!

As we all know, Bournemouth is facing many changes in the rejuvenation department, and finally it’s losing the bad reputation from mainly being a student, stag party and unsightly tourist town. As one of the knowledgeable Estate Agents in Bournemouth, we get to see its ever changing state and experience all the brand new shiny things in Bournemouth and we look forward to what else it has in store. Clients that chose to relocate here, we couldn’t be more excited to share our passion of our town as we witness it….but do they know everything? Do they know Bournemouth’s hidden facts?

We thought we would share some super facts that you will be astounded by…and running to tell your friends what you know!


At Boscombe Pier, the first artificial surf reef in Europe is constructed. One of only a few to be built across the world. The reef is expected to bring millions of extra people to the coast all year round. If you get the chance, try a surf lesson, a walk on the promenade or a coffee by the sea.


Amanda Holden, actress and TV personality, once rode a scooter around Bournemouth stark naked for a £20 bet. How delightfully British! She moved here when she was 16 years old to train at Drama School!


Bournemouth serves over 750,000 ice creams on its sea front every year. That’s a lot of ice cream. Admit it…if you been…you’ve purchased one!


The coastline just west of Bournemouth, is called the Jurassic Coast (no relation to the Steven Spielberg movies!) but it’s colossal nevertheless. It’s England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site and it’s the only place on Earth where you can experience a “walk through time” and explore 185 million years of our history while strolling along the stunning coast.


 J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, frequently travelled to Bournemouth and eventually moved there. His favourite haunt was The Hotel Miramar, his suite is now room 205. He lived in a house off Branksome Chine from the 1960s until his death in 1973.


 Presenter of the BAFTA-award-winning TV series The Choir, the musically-gifted Gareth Malone was educated at Bournemouth School and sang with the Symphony Chorus of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was given an OBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours list for his services to music.


 The Pier Zip Line opened in September 2014 and is the world’s first ever pier to shore zip wire. At the end of the pier is a launch tower, towering 80ft above sea level, which gives users the ultimate ‘zip surf’ over the waves to the landing platform on Bournemouth Beach. Visit Bournemouth Pier for plenty of activity ideas.

Ok so knowing these facts might not make or break your decision to move here, but its facts we are proud of and just adds to the extra quality factor we know Bournemouth has and always will have.

If Lovett Estate and Letting Agents can guide you on the areas, the properties or general news surrounding Bournemouth and our neighbourly areas, please call us on 01202 303044 and speak to one of our team today.





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