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Carols on the Pier Sunday 22nd December 2013

1:30pm on the Pier. Festive accompanied communal singing with the friends and then please join us for a glass of festive cheer at Urban Reef.

Art on the Pier

Thanks to all the artists who come on Sundays throughout the year, we hope that the sun will shine and our local artists are inspired to display their works. Join our facebook group "Art on the Pier" to chat with the Artist's directly

Pier of Year 2010

Boscombe was voted Pier of the Year for 2010 by the National Piers Society? “Winning the Pier of the Year award is a great honour and everyone involved in the pier’s restoration, reopening and the events held on it since can feel very proud.” See the full article in the Echo Best Amongst Its Piers


The Kiosks include a café with outdoor and indoor seating, an ice cream parlour, takeaway and shop that importantly carries newspapers. Opened in March 2011 they completed the regeneration of the land based elements of the Boscombe Spa Project. What better place can there be to enjoy your cuppa or ice cream than under the shade or shelter of the iconic windbreak More details of the services are available on their website:


Inspieration - the Friends of Boscombe Pier was officially formed in September 2008 following the ratification of the constitution at the first open meeting held at The Chine Hotel. Since then we have successfully offered support to grant applications for the sea front, and worked with the council to help represent resident's views. We are activley promoting the pier and it's surroundings as space for artistic and cultural events. With ever increasing interest in Boscombe seafront and with the development of the surf reef our membership is continuing to grow.


Free events for the local community on and around the Pier

Event Date Description
Carols 16th Dec 2012 3 pm on the Pier - wrap up warm


The Art

We are committed to developing the Pier as a venue for Artists to display their work. We hope to see more success stories like local craftsman Wayne Willets, who was inspired to create a range of mirrors with a surfing theme. Thank you to Wayne for featuring the Pier on his website . To enquire about exhibiting your work on the Pier contact Linda Hiles, or drop into the Boscombe Sea Front Services office just past the Harvester on the sea front.

The Surf

The Pier is an excellent vantage point for viewing the Surfing up close. Following the launch of the Reef on the 2nd November 2009 the reef was damaged last winter (2010/11) and is still currently out of use. The RNLI have to be commended for providing life gard cover through the winter. Sorted Surf Shop run several surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding related events. When the surf's up the pier is a fantastic vantage point for spectators and photographers to get right on top of the surfers. To find out more about the reef follow the link to their web site


The council provided 4 new benches in 2010 thanks to various local funds and wards. One of these benches is dedicated to some much loved local surfers who are no longer with us.


Please join or renew to help support the group. Fees remain unchanged from last year. Join or renew on line or by post using the printable form on the site. Click here to renew now. Membership means that you get all our newsletters throughout the year which give you advance warning of upcoming events, the chance to give your views on the Pier and take part in the events, exclusive member offers at Urban Reef and discounts at Reefside catering. Artist members get the chance to exhibit on the Pier on Sundays and at special events all for just the small price of an anuual membership. (£3 - £5)

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