We recently visited our sun who lives and works in the New Forest, a lovely natural area with ponies roaming the heathland. We were taken down to a small sea-side town called Southbourne, about 4 miles east of Bournemouth. We took our dog as she loves to run in the waves and swim. We had a nice day, with lots of warm hazy sunshine… but as it was still very early in the season the beach was pretty much empty, apart from the work to replace the Groynes and rebuild the beaches.
I can thoroughly recommend it. A very nice, typical, small British sea-side town. Thanks for reading.