Boscombe Arts Trail

A series of innovative sculptures from Boscombe high street down to the sea front.

Installed in 2010, the Boscombe Arts Trial is a free walk starting in the shopping precinct in Boscombe, continuing down Sea Road and ending up art Boscombe Pier.

There are seven distinct art installation along the way ranging from a 3m high helmeted octopus to a large marble captured by a park bench.

Dorset artist Andy Kirkby was chosen by a panel of arts professionals, local people and ward councillors. The pieces reflect the ideas put forward by local residents of Sea Road and Undercliff Road, and the artist’s own distinctive approach to public art.

The walk takes approximately 25 minutes and you can enjoy an ice cream at the end on Boscombe Pier.


  • Boscombe Pier
  • Boscombe
  • Dorset
  • BH5 1BN