Welcome to Bournemouth

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Bournemouth: attractions

From romantic weekend breaks to fun family days out, you'll find a wide range of things to do in Bournemouth.

A lively seaside city with a relaxed atmosphere, Bournemouth is also home to award-winning gardens and host to a wide range of watersports, which are popular with tourists and locals alike, all year round.

Admire the miles of stunning coastline, hire a traditional beach hut or take a peaceful stroll along the water's edge. Once described by the writer Thomas Hardy as "a Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel", Bournemouth is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.

Award-winning, Grade II listed gardens have kept their Victorian character, or take an idyllic walk through the tropical flora and fauna along the beaches.

For something more wild, visit Adventureland Bournemouth; a sprawling theme park with more than 30 rides to suit all ages. The nearby Oceanarium; home to hundreds of awesome creatures from stunning sharks to colourful clownfish.

Bournemouth: shopping

The town centre is dotted with boutiques and cafes, as well as big-name high street chains and independents stores. The beautiful Victorian Royal Arcade and the newly refurbished Sovereign Shopping Centre are also worth a visit.

If you’re travelling to Bournemouth on a Thursday or Saturday, be sure to wander along the Christchurch Road for Boscombe Open Air Market. You’ll find delicious local produce, clothing, crafts and antique shops.

Bournemouth: where to eat and drink

On a shoestring: Chez Fred. A quaint little fish and chip shop in Westbourne, serving up ethically caught haddock and cod in a rich, crispy batter. Get there quick to beat lunchtime queues.

Middle of the road: Highcliff Grill. Part of the Marriott Hotel, this elegant lounge and bar offers award-winning cuisine on a spectacular cliff-top location.

Bigger budgets: Urban Reef. A laid-back restaurant with great views, great music and delicious, varied menus. 

Bournemouth: for free

Cycle along the seafront towards the popular Sandbanks Beach or stop off for an ice cream and enjoy the spectacular views.

Bournemouth Pier is home to a selection of eateries and a fun amusement arcade – be sure to pack a pocketful of pennies!

Bournemouth is also one of the best spots in the UK to learn to surf!

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