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Bournemouth certainly offers an abundance of things to see and do, and part of the reason so many visitors take the coach to Bournemouth year after year is that no-one could ever manage to cram all the town's attractions into just one holiday.
Bournemouth's crowning glory is its beautiful coastline, with two piers and views of Poole Bay and the Isle of Wight, and taking a Bournemouth coach is a good starting point for those wishing to explore the nearby Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site. For those of a more adventurous persuasion, Bournemouth is a major water sports centre, and regular coaches to Bournemouth mean more and more people are trying their hand at over 20 different activities, including old favourites like sailing and surfing, as well as the more outlandish wake-boarding and coasteering.
Away from the seafront, people who have taken a coach to Bournemouth have found plenty to tickle their fancy in the local area, especially the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, a stunning Victorian villa housing a world-class collection of arts and crafts from all over the world. Children will have plenty to do when they step off their Bournemouth coach, with a Detective Trail and Explorer Bags, as well as regular workshops, so there's no shortage of things to do even if it rains.
The Bournemouth Oceanarium offers another popular destination for people who have taken coaches to Bournemouth, with hundreds of underwater creatures from all over the world showcased in interactive exhibitions that will give children something to talk about for weeks afterwards. And nobody should take a coach to Bournemouth without spending an afternoon getting lost in the town's glorious Victorian gardens which, thanks to the temperate microclimate of the south coast, are home to several tropical species rarely seen in the UK.
Of course, for those who take coaches to Bournemouth just for a day trip, there's only one way to fit everything in: take a flight in the Bournemouth Balloon, a massive tethered hot air balloon, from which passengers can see the whole town at once, and take in panoramic views of the English Channel and the surrounding countryside.
Taking a coach to Bournemouth is a great idea for families or groups of people with different interests, because the town offers so many things to see and do, from action-packed adventure to quiet exploration of museums and antique shops. No wonder the Bournemouth coach is so popular!
Bournemouth Coach Station,
Part of the well organised Bournemouth Travel Interchange - the town's hub for inter-city National Express coaches - Bournemouth Coach Station is conveniently located next to Bournemouth Railway Station, between Holdenhurst Road and Wessex Way. Bournemouth Coach Station is easily accessible from the town centre attractions: it's a 10 minute stroll from the main shopping area, and a 20 minute walk from the town's picturesque seafront, meaning that beach-hungry visitors can buy a bucket and spade and start building sandcastles within half an hour of setting foot in Bournemouth.
Bournemouth is well connected to the rest of the country, with more than 20 coaches a day running from Bournemouth Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station. The London-to-Bournemouth journey is a mere two hours, meaning that residents of the Big Smoke have an easy escape route to the fresh air and sunny beaches of the south coast.
Bournemouth Coach Station also offers regular services to the popular seaside resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne; major UK cities like Bristol and Birmingham; and even as far away as Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are also speedy links to Bournemouth University, the town's airport, Westbourne (known as Bournemouth's fashion district, because of its cluster of designer boutiques) and the nearby town of Boscombe, which boasts Britain's "coolest" pier and some of the country's best surf.
Bournemouth Coach Station is situated right on the A338, a fast dual carriageway that connects to the M27 at Southampton. Thanks to almost continuous motorway between Bournemouth Coach Station and London, as well as other major transport hubs, visitors from all over the country are able to get into Bournemouth in a matter of hours, with minimal hold-ups, meaning that the sun, sea, sand and surf of the south coast are much closer than many people think.
In recent years there has been a surge of people buying coach tickets to travel to Bournemouth. It's not hard to see why, given that Bournemouth has transformed itself from a traditional Victorian seaside town to one of the hottest destinations on the south coast, peppered with classy restaurants and boutique hotels. Anyone who is looking for a chic mini-break, or a stylish week away, should buy coach tickets to travel to Bournemouth.
Shopaholics should take a coach to Bournemouth to explore the shopping streets and Victorian arcades in the town centre, a short walk from the beach.
To access the fashion district, travel to Bournemouth by coach and then hop on a local bus to Westbourne, about a mile from the town centre. For a variety of antique shops and a street market, obtain tickets to Bournemouth by coach and then head over to Boscombe.
Hungry shoppers and famished surfers alike will be pleased they bought tickets to Bournemouth by coach when they encounter the variety of Bournemouth's cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the panoramic views from the beachside Urban Reef in Boscombe, admire the art deco features of The Print Room, sample the local seafood at Storm, or really push the boat out and book a table at Langtry's, an award-winning restaurant set in a former royal manor.
From dining in style to lounging in style - coach travel to Bournemouth offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. Deck chairs, sunbeds, windbreaks and parasols are available for hire on the beach - and of course, Bournemouth is the home of the British beach hut. Many of the original huts are still in use, 100 years on, and can be hired by the day, the week, or the season, so you can travel to Bournemouth by coach as often as you choose.
For a touch of class, book tickets to Bournemouth by coach and then settle down in one of the town's unique Hemingway Design beach pods, complete with designer furniture, original artwork and a private balcony that will be the envy of everyone back home.
For those who crave a little more excitement, buy coach tickets to travel to Bournemouth when the acclaimed Bournemouth Air Festival is on, and marvel at the incredible displays from the likes of the Red Arrows. There are several other annual festivals which draw people to travel to Bournemouth by coach, including the Bournemouth literary festival.
With all this on offer, plus a glittering array of events at the town's two theatres, and several thriving boutique hotels to choose from, it is no wonder that most people who travel to Bournemouth by coach find themselves obtaining tickets to Bournemouth by coach again and again.
If you want to see more of what Bournemouth has to offer, why not hop on a City Sightseeing Tour Bus - sightseeing has never been so much fun.