A wealth of Dorset tradition, geography and history and just 2 hours from London.

The Greenhouse Christian Centre is situated in the middle of a leafy residential area between Poole and Bournemouth on the Dorset southcoast just a few minutes drive from 13miles of beautiful, award winning sandy beaches. Slightly further afield you can explore the Isle of Purbeck which is a World Heritage site. Known for its incredible Jurassic coastline it also boasts Durdle Door, Old Harry and famous beaches such as Sandbanks and Kimmeridge as well as Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle. 


A treasure on your doorstep

• Sandbanks Beach - 1 mile (20 minute walk)
• Westbourne - 1/2 mile (12 minute walk)
• Historic Poole Quay - 4.5 miles (15 minute drive)
• Bournemouth Pier - 2 miles (8 minute drive)
• The Isle of Purbeck - 7 miles (30 minute drive)
• Jurassic Coast (Swanage) - 7 miles (30 minute drive)
• Brownsea Island 1.5 miles (15 minutes via ferry)
• Corfe Castle - 12 miles (50 mins drive
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Poole & Bournemouth

Poole is the gateway to the Purbecks and Bournemouth is home to its world famous pier, international airshow and seaside fun. Go a few miles west and you're on the Jurassic Coast, surely amongst the greatest coastal sections on Earth. A World Heritage site, including Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks, and Swanage to the award winning Sandbanks beach with miles of golden sand.

 


Sandbanks

Winner of more Blue Flags than any UK beach with a record-breaking run of 29 years - with soft golden sands, raked and cleaned all year round, Sandbanks is safe for all and a treasure of the South Coast. Tired of the city? You need to be here!

 

 

 


Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Guiding and Scouting, is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour. The first records of inhabitants occurred in the 9th century, when a small chapel and hermitage were built by monks. Today, areas of woodland and heath, with a wide variety of wildlife (including red squirrels), are open to the public via a short boat trip across the harbour.  

 


Branksome Park Woods

The Greenhouse Christian Centre is situated in the heart of Branksome Park. It's a 5 minute walk from our front door to find woods and the winding paths down to the beach through the Chines. A beautiful walk, perfect for reflecting and enjoying nature. If you walk all the way to Sandbanks, which takes around 25 minutes, you will be rewarded with views of the Isle of Wight, glorious sands and a selection of beachside cafes from which to take it all in.


Corfe Castle

This ancient, atmospheric ruin is what remains of Corfe Castle, built in the 11th century. Solidly built from local stone, the castle stands over the village of the same name where cosy pubs and cream teas are the order of the day. With commanding views of the countryside and the coastline, this is one sight not to be missed on your visit to Dorset.

  

 


Durdle Door

Timeless, majestic, inspirational, dramatic. Whatever words you use, no one can fail to be moved by the crash of tireless waves against vertical limestone cliffs overlooking the world famous arch. It must be one of the most poetic scenes along the South coast. A must for nature lovers, scientists and the poets amongst us. It is a World Heritage site and part of the Jurassic Coast, with direct access to the South West Coast Path.


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