VISITORS to Boscombe Pier will soon be able to tee-off and feed the fish at the same time.

The UK’s first ever eco-friendly mini golf attraction will open on the pier in the next few weeks, where the specially-made golf balls feed the fish.

Players will take on the course, which zig-zags along the pier, and aim to hit the ball through the hole at the end.

Once the balls, known as an Ecobioball, hit the water, they biodegrade in less than 48 hours, releasing the fish food inside the ball.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, portfolio holder for tourism, leisure and the arts at Bournemouth council said: “It’s a really wonderful, novel idea which I think is going to do great on Boscombe Pier.

“The mini golf will be played along both sides of the pier, zig-zagging back and forth. This will allow walkers to enjoy both sides of the promenade.

“With this added unique element of feeding the fish as well, we it will prove just as popular as the mini golf in Bournemouth Gardens.”

The eco-friendly mini golf isn’t the only new attraction to arrive at Boscombe beach - a new American style ‘Prom Diner’ will also be open to the public in the next few weeks.

The diner, which is located at the former Coasters Restaurant site, serves classic American-style food and drink such as burgers and milkshakes.

“There has always been some cafe or eaterie at this location, but instead of just taking that over we wanted to create something brand new,” added Cllr Williams.

“We have done a soft opening of the diner first and aim to have an official opening within the next couple of weeks.”

As well as these two new attractions at Boscombe, 15 overnight beach huts will open next year at Manor Steps.

Cllr Williams added: “The regeneration taking place at Boscombe beach is really exciting.

“The mini golf and the American diner will be open just in time for the summer season and hopefully they will encourage lots of people along the beach to Boscombe.”