Exciting additions planned for Bournemouth Pier
The outstanding experience to be had on Bournemouth Pier is set to be enhanced in some fantastic new plans, with a zip line and climbing wall both sure to be hugely popular with locals and those on their holidays alike.
A popular resident since 1856, the pier remains among the most visited attractions in the town and is one of the reasons why Bournemouth is a great location at which to enjoy the Great British holiday at its finest.
As part of the optimistic plans which have been approved by Bournemouth Borough Council, the zipline will offer a thrilling ride from a 20-metre tower across the water to a landing pad on the seafront. The second proposal is a surf-wave, a facility which it is thought will take pride of place on the pier and raise the town’s status as one of the UK’s surfing hotspots.
Presented by pier operators Openwide International, the first proposal included plans for an interesting high ropes course. To be constructed on the pier, this was initially rejected because of fears that the course could have had a detrimental effect on the historic appearance of the structure, leading to the creation of the surf wave instead.
The developments have been met with great positivity from local residents, with many feeling that the exciting and innovative scheme could be exactly what the town needs to help with its efforts to become a truly world-class seafront. While it is sure to generate an increase in visitor numbers to the pier, the extra numbers could also offer benefits to other businesses as groups look to make the most of their stay at family hotels in Bournemouth.
With construction expected to begin in the coming months, organisers are hoped that it could be completed and ready to welcome visitors in time to be enjoyed by the usual surge of summer visitors in 2014.
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