Hidden Gems & Beaches in and around Bournemouth

Whatever the weather, there are few things more wholesome than a walk along the coast. Perfectly placed amongst some of the UK’s most breath-taking hidden gems, THE NICI is the place to stay and explore.

Old Harry Rocks

Admire the view from one of our Sea View Suites and discover this wonder in real life with just a short ferry ride away. Old Harry Rocks is one of the most famous landmarks on the South Coast and, well, the photo speaks for itself…

Distance from THE NICI: 8.3 miles by ferry – bus or car

Lulworth Cove

The pebble beach and blue waters of Lulworth Cove make it an extremely popular destination. The Cove and surrounding coastline are part of the world famous Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Distance from THE NICI: 22.7 miles by car

Durdle Door

Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is an extremely popular beauty spot. It’s an absolute must during your stay!

Distance from THE NICI: 23.8 miles by car

Studland Beach & Bay

This is a glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.

Distance from THE NICI: 8.3 miles by ferry – bus or car


Distance from THE NICI: 3.6 miles by foot

Hengistbury Head

Taking adventure to new heights, sweeping views of the Dorset Coast, hidden spots and home to the UK’s most expensive, privately owned beach huts. Hengistbury Head is stunning, whatever the weather, whatever the time of year.

Distance from THE NICI: 5.9 miles by car

More Hidden Gems…

  • Alum & Branksome Chines
  • Boscombe & Southbourne Beach
  • Mudeford Spit
  • Arne Nature Reserve
  • Brownsea Island
  • Bournemouth Upper Gardens