Bournemouth Tourism

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Stunningly situated in a sheltered bay in the picturesque county of Dorset, Bournemouth is the ideal base to discover the surrounding coast and countryside. With seven miles of beautiful beaches, award winning gardens, a wealth of attractions, activities and every kind of entertainment on hand, there is always something exciting to see and do.
Along our seven miles of coastline you can hire a beach hut, hop on our famous land trains, visit the historic Russell – Cotes Art Gallery & Museum or take a stroll along our promenade to enjoy the stunning views of the bay. Bournemouth Pier offers an indoor climbing and high wire centre, a pier to shore zip ride and a family amusements centre.
Enjoy our ’gardens by the sea’, explore the Upper, Central and Lower Gardens, or travel along the coastline to discover Alum Chine Tropical Gardens to the West and Boscombe Chine Gardens and Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east of Bournemouth.
Bournemouth offers a host of entertainment, festivals, events and activities all year round. With dance performances, vibrant art and cultural festivals, sporting challenges, a four-day air festival, food and drink events, live music, comedy performances and much more… there’s so much going on in Bournemouth.

The town is famous for its Bournemouth Air Festival (31 August – 3 September 2017), Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival (14 – 21 October 2017) and its Christmas festivities and a host of family friendly events throughout the year. Visit for further details.