Category Archives: Updates
Tesco is going ahead with its new store at the converted Sandacres pub at Sandbanks. The building is just before the path leaves Poole Harbour to follow Poole Bay cliffs. Full report in the Echo and Telegraph.
There is another fear that a cliff fall could be imminent at Barton-on-Sea. Long planned tests begin shortly. See reports in Daily Echo and tonight’s BBC South Today.
Work you may have seen this week on the beach just west of Mudeford is part of coastal defence involving moving sand. Also news today of another dramatic cliff fall on the Dorset Coast Path. This time the chalk cliff … Continue reading
The Beach Hut Cafe at Friars Cliff is advertising itself as open 365 days a year from at least 9am. The family-run cafe is between Avon Beach and Steamer Point and good enough to have featured in Christchurch Food & … Continue reading
The IMAX building in the heart of Bournemouth seafront has ben demolished. There is much of the building on the ground to be cleared but ‘Britain’s ugliest building’ has ceased to block the view. The Daily Echo has coverage and … Continue reading
Tonight’s Channel 4 Walking Through History with Tony Robinson has been a reminder of how Dorset’s coast was the front line in the Second World War. Also, Studland Bay, Chesil Beach and Worth Matravers were centres of vital preparation. The programme … Continue reading
Lymington’s seawater baths have been designated as a listed building by English Heritage. This Grade II protection comes as plans were being prepared to reduce the size of the sea water pool which is the oldest in the country. With … Continue reading
Today Easter Day is the first day of British Summer Time which means that the Mudeford Ferry starts operating. No need to take the Christchurch diversion when walking between Southbourne and Mudeford. Fare: £1.30; child 70p.
Jonathan Dimbleby has promised to walk a section of the South West Coast Path to mark forty years of the South West Coast Path Association. The last western leg of the path is part of the Dorset Coast Path and … Continue reading
Walkers looking down on the beach from Boscombe cliffs may interested in the movement of sand reported here.