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Bournemouth Beach

Like most British beaches, Bournemouth has beach huts galore for rent by the day or week, so even if the weather’s bad you can still have a day out at the beach, cosying up with a good book or watching the surfers and kitesurfers at play. Council huts all come with furniture and gas rings to make a warming cuppa and if the weather’s kind you can barbecue after 6pm. If you’re feeling flush, splash out on the art deco beach pods designed by Wayne Hemingway at Boscombe (from £65 to £310 a week).

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