The South Coast offers a perfect mix of outstanding coastline and countryside and vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, to suit any lifestyle and budget. There is a huge choice of places and properties to make your home, from city centre apartments, to village cottages, to houses with a sea view.

The cluster has a skilled and adaptable workforce and companies benefit from thousands of outstanding marine-related graduates from our world-class universities and colleges each year.

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From some parts of the South Coast London is just over an hour’s train ride away. There is a reliable road and rail network across the cluster and strong mobile and broadband coverage with superfast broadband in many areas.

The cluster offers exceptional quality of life, with many residents choosing to relax outdoors in the stunning South Coast scenery. Favourite pastimes include sailing, surfing, visiting historical properties and towns, shopping for local arts and crafts and eating from the UK’s best larder.

For cultural experiences, the South Coast hosts hundreds theatrical and musical events every year, including Glastonbury Festival, Bournemouth Air Festival, Fowey Regatta and Carnival, Isle of Wight Festival and Portsmouth Bookfest, to name but a few.

The South Coast is home to the world famous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles.
The coastline between Bournemouth and Poole has seven miles of beaches including the National Trust beach at Studland and 7 Blue flag beaches.

The world famous Brownsea Island, owned by the National Trust,which saw the formation of the Scout movement, has cliff top views across Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck.

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