A little bit of history
Sandbanks was the first beach in the UK to achieve the coveted Blue Flag clean beach award for a whopping 25 years.
Need to know
Lord Baden-Powell held the world's first Scout camp on Brownsea Island. He tested ideas here that he would later publish in his famous 'Scouting for Boys' handbook.
Penn Hill is home to several bars and restaurants such as Jenkins and Sons and The Cruel Sea. For all your guilty pleasures Bennetts Patisserie is a must and PJ Jones is an excellent butchers located at Whitecliff.
Shoppers are also well catered for in Bournemouth and Poole. Both have high streets that are home to several large chains, whilst the latter also boasts Dorset's largest indoor shopping centre.
LOCALS ARE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS.