Visit Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is a wonderful seaside resort on the south coast of England known for its 7 mile stretch of beaches, Victorian architecture and pockets of exciting nightlife. Bournemouth Pier hosts an climbing wall, obstacle course and zip line for the not so faint hearted. The 3km-long Bournemouth Gardens offer an aviary, rock gardens and plant species from 3 different continents. There really is something for everyone!
Dig out your bucket and spade and head to the beach! Cliff Lifts are situated at West Cliff and Fisherman’s Walk or you can take the zigzag path ways. The Land Train also runs along the promenade where you can travel from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier; via Boscombe Precinct and Gardens; from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine; and along the new route from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier via the East Overcliff for breath taking bay views.

Take a stroll along the beach and you’ll discover Boscombe Chine. A fantastic mix of flowers, water, grassy areas, trees, wildlife and colour; the gardens bring together the best of their Victorian past. If you fancy, you can play a spot of golf, enjoy the water-themed play area or simply relax with a cup of tea.

For those who like to shop, why not explore Bournemouth’s Open Air Market; Westbourne, affectionately known as ‘the village’; in the Bournemouth suburbs of Boscombe, or discover what Southbourne has to offer with its unique independent stores.

Bournemouth beach is one of the safest beaches in the UK with RNLI Lifeguards based all along the seven-mile coast line. Bournemouth’s full beach season cover runs from 30 April to 30 September.
Between 1 May and 30 September; dog friendly beaches can be found at Middle Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Alum Chine and Hengistbury Head.