Bournemouth has 7 miles of golden sandy beaches which stretches from Hengistbury Head near Christchurch to the Sandbanks peninsular, adjacent to Poole Harbour. This is a Blue Flag beach with lots of facilities including Bournemouth and Boscombe piers. You can hire beach huts from BCP council on a daily basis or weekly. Car parking is easier away from the centre of town. There is a surf area near Boscombe pier.