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About Bournemouth

Regularly voted Britain’s favourite seaside town, Bournemouth’s charm is undeniable. Its beach is ranked among the world’s best, with seven miles of clean, golden sand benefiting from a balmy microclimate and seriously surfable waves. Combined with nostalgic seaside amusements, excellent dining and spirited nightlife, it’s a must-see!

You can enjoy all the classics here: fish and chips, ice cream, deckchairs on the pier, there’s even an Edwardian cliff railway that’ll whisk you from the sands to the clifftop for amazing views. But there’s more to Bournemouth than traditional delights.

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum contains a stunning collection of Victorian art and sculpture and the seaside mansion they’re housed within is extravagant and gloriously eccentric.

A strip of lush parkland runs through the centre of Bournemouth; beginning at the Lower Gardens you’ll find an aviary, mini golf and a bandstand which hosts regular live performances. And don’t miss the wildlife wonders at the Oceanarium!


Bournemouth pier at sunrise

Why We Love Bournemouth

  • World-famous, 7-mile beach
  • The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery
  • Penguins at the Oceanarium
  • Every classic seaside pleasure
  • Lovely parks

Find the perfect holiday in Dorset

Search for your holiday by region and make a booking with our intuitive search feature. The easy way to search for your holiday park if Dorset is the holiday setting for you. With our user friendly map display, you can simply pick the park that’s right for you. From the leafy countryside setting of Sanford, the woodland walks of Warmwell, to the Jurassic Coast of West Bay, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking—a holiday remember.

Need inspiration? Visit our local attractions page for Dorset.

The limestone arch at Durdle Door Beach