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!
Why We Love Bournemouth
- World-famous, 7-mile beach
- Every classic seaside pleasure
- The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery
- Lovely parks
- Penguins at the Oceanarium
How to get to Bournemouth
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