Award winning and you can see why! Bournemouth has seven miles of stunning beaches - some of the best in the UK. Anything you want from a day on the sand you will find here - sun yourself on a deckchair, enjoy a fish and chip supper or spend an evening on the pier. Take a stroll and you’ll find fantastic views of surrounding islands!
Three kilometres of beautiful greenery stretching from Bournemouth Pier to nearby Poole. English heritage listed and part of the Bourne Valley Greenway the upper, central and lower gardens are all worth a visit. For a relaxing picnic or a bevvie or two in the sunshine.
An impressive headland situated between Bournemouth and Mudeford. The highest point itself being called Warren Hill the area is well worth an afternoon walk.
RockReef at the Pier
The world’s first pier to beach zip wire! Climb the zip tower and glide on down to the sand over Bournemouth’s beautiful waters. Adrenalin fuelled with amazing views!
The Oceanarium is Bournemouth’s aquarium attraction. With a wide array of marine life including plants, fish and mammals. Whilst by the sea, get up close and personal with its inhabitants! And not just the locals!
Experience views like no other in Bournemouth’s highest attraction - a giant helium balloon! Situated in the lower gardens, hop aboard to travel 150 metres in the air for views of the surrounding area up to 20 miles out!
You want it? Bournemouth has it with all the top high street names and department stores. A great place to get beauty treatments and maybe some pampering before heading off to the nearby lower gardens or beach for a well-deserved coffee!
Boscombe’s pedestrianised precinct includes the popular Sea Road and including shops, cafes and restaurants for your leisure!
Pokesdown, Christchurch Road is home to Bournemouth’s vintage quarter. Boutiques, cafes and bookshops will have you pondering and wandering for hours. A taste of quirk and past!
You may be fooled into thinking you wouldn’t find much in the way of nightclubs in a pretty seaside town. Bournemouth has nightclubs and late night bars a plenty catering for a whole variety of music tastes. So you can be sure you’ll be partying until the early hours topped off with a boogie on the dance floor!
Pubs & Bars
There are three main types of bar in Bournemouth, Firstly, you will be sure to find all the recognisable names which scream reliability and familiarity, Next you have the cosmopolitan cocktail bars, catering for the chic and sophisticated. And those of you looking for something a little more down to earth, try one of Bournemouth’s real ale and local speciality bars and pubs. Authentic, traditional and sometimes just a little bit quirky.
Live music venues and artists vary from the very famous playing on stages such as Bournemouth International Centre, to local bands playing cool, casual gigs. You may choose to catch a DJ or two who are regularly guests at Bournemouth’s clubs. Whichever you choose though, nothing beats the experience of live music!