Bournemouth is a seaside town on the south coast and it’s bursting with opportunities for holiday fun. Here you’ll find seven miles of glorious sandy beach and vibrant beach huts, perfect for a sunny afternoon of swimming and sandcastle building. If the beach isn’t for you, there is still plenty to do. Bournemouth has an excellent selection of shops, eateries and it’s within easy reach of some stunning countryside too. Read on for our spotlight on Bournemouth.
Did you know?
Mary Shelley, the world-famous author of Frankenstein, is buried in Bournemouth, at St. Peter’s Church. Mary died in 1851, thirty-three years after her popular gothic tale was published.
Where is it?
Bournemouth is a large coastal town on the South Coast of England. Poole is situated to the west and Christchurch is to the east.
What to do
The iconic Bournemouth Pier is something you simply can’t miss when visiting the area, so head there straight away. The views over the sea and onto land at night promise to be spectacular. The pier now plays host to indoor activity centre Rock Reef, where you have the chance to zip line off the pier onto the beach! Although you may want to save that until the day-time…
For when the beach gets a little bit too chilly, Bournemouth Beach Huts offer a perfect reprieve for those still wanting to savour the fresh air of the beach for a day out. Available for day use only, making it the perfect way to spend your Saturday in Bournemouth, this unique attraction lets you set up camp without running the risk of your towels blowing away!
Bournemouth has it’s very own Oceanarium, and it’s an ideal, chilled out Sunday activity. Full of all sorts of creatures, from fish and penguins, to turtles and otters, there’s always something to see here. With regular displays on during the day, the Oceanarium makes for an excellent way to while away a Sunday.
What to eat
Bournemouth has no shortage of places to eat. If you’re after a quintessential British tea-shop, the lovely English Rose Cafe in Ashley Road is the place to go. The cafe offers cakes, tea, and even hot meals such as pasta bakes or a full english; all within a very reasonable price range. This is the classic place to visit when looking for an evening or even lunchtime meal.
Where to stay
Inviting Bournemouth Apartment
If you’re looking for a modern space to stay and enjoy all that Bournemouth has to offer, this might just be the spot for you. Here guests will benefit from private parking at the front of the building and balcony which overlooks the beach. The views are gorgeous and sandy beaches are just moments away from the front door. It’s an ideal property for a sunny seaside break.
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