Bournemouth’s popularity isn’t just a result of its award-winning beaches. The southern seaside town also boasts some of the UK’s best coastal attractions, shops, and restaurants, not to mention a calendar of events that promise to delight visitors of all ages.
Bournemouth’s seven miles of sandy beach is just the beginning. The town is home to one of only four artificial reefs on the planet, built to enhance the surfing conditions. It also offers a huge variety of bars, restaurants and clubs, catering to young party-goers as well as those enjoying a fun-filled short holiday or short break on England’s arresting south coast.
From pretty parks to interesting museums, Bournemouth offers something for every visitor to enjoy. Visit the Stour Valley Nature Reserve, or take a boat trip over to Brownsea Island to search for rare red squirrels. Other things to do include visits to Go Ape! For a tree-top adventure at nearby Moors Valley, and rides on the Bournemouth Cliff Lifts, which offer easy travel between the cliff tops and the beach, accompanied by spectacular views.
If you’re looking for an active holiday, you can fill your visit to Bournemouth with water sports, outdoor activities, and long walks along Dorset’s enchanting walking paths and Jurassic Coast trail.
Or, if you’d prefer to relax and unwind, you’ll find no better place to enjoy afternoon tea than the world-famous Betty's Tea Room, followed by an ice cream by the sea. Enjoy a typical seaside holiday as you play in the arcades, before heading back to The Savoy with an over-sized teddy bear. Savour those old-fashioned seaside sweets sold from stalls and stands on the seafront, and take home novelty souvenirs or a Bournemouth postcard.
Alternatively, simply savour time spent wandering through the surrounding picture-postcard countryside, and pay a visit to the New Forest National Park, the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, and the beautiful Sandbanks Beach.