Because you're only a few minutes down the road from beaches like this...
...and only a short bike ride away from delicious countryside like this.
Basically, you're insanely well placed.
Because you can spend the entire summer with your feet in the sand.
Because when the sun's out, Bournemouth beach looks like this...
...and even if the sun isn't out it still looks damn good.
Because it's the perfect place to go for a stroll...
...or just sit and admire the view.
...and an impressive sight in the evening.
Pretty much right up until the sun sets, in fact.
Because even the beach huts scrub up well.
Because there's always a good fireworks display to be had.
Because if you know someone with a boat, you're in luck...
...and if you can persuade them to take you for a trip along the coast, you're in serious luck.
Because once a year, this happens...
...and you get to see mentally unhinged people doing things like this...
...as well as a whole bunch of seriously impressive planes.
You get used to seeing these guys in the sky...
...and they can do stuff like this.
Because the local architecture is stunning...
...both inside and out.
Because if you're feeling hungry, BRITAIN'S GREATEST SANDWICH SHOP is just around the corner.
And after you're done, you can pop next door and wash everything down with a tear-inducingly delicious Cadbury Creme Egg milkshake from Shakeaway.
Because the rock scene is on a whole other level.
Because the local castles are pretty darn impressive.
Because if you fancy a change of scene, you can always take a day trip to the New Forest.
If you hire a bike, the only things getting in your way will be loved up ponies...
...and when you reach the forest, you'll pretty much feel like you're in the first Lord of the Rings film.
In spring and summer, the scenery is stunning.
...although it's not half bad in autumn, either...
...and even a winter visit is worth the chill.
Plus you'll probably make a few new friends like this...
...and you can always round off the trip by grabbing a quick 40 winks in the sun.
Because nothing feels more like home than the sight of this in the sky...
...and if you travel to the Lower Gardens in the middle of Bournemouth, you can even go for a ride...
...it's certainly worth it for the view.
Because there's plenty of coast to explore around Bournemouth...
...home to everyone's favourite train...
...and even more breathtaking sea views.
If you climb to the top of the headland, you can see all sorts of sights for miles around.
...not to mention its ancient ruins...
Because the local towns all look like incredibly picturesque film sets.
This one looks a bit like a seaside version of Diagon Alley.
Because Moors Valley was the ultimate birthday party destination when you were younger.
Because if you get the ferry across Poole Harbour, you'll find Brownsea Island.
Which is home to this rare little critter.
Because if you walk along Hurst Spit...
Really, who would want to give all this up?
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