Visiting Bournemouth

(Bournemouth, England)

The coastal resort of Bournemouth lies along the southern coastline of England. The ultimate seaside town, Bournemouth is located between Poole harbour and Lymington and has long been popular with holidaymakers of all ages.

With beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the town, together with a range of entertainment venues, most people visit Bournemouth to enjoy the numerous sandy beaches and sheltered bathing.

Visiting Bournemouth: Places to Visit

  • Guided bus tours, with open-top double-decker buses offering hop on / off tickets, travelling throughout the resort of Bournemouth, taking in many appealing sights along the way
  • Walking tours of Bournemouth, led by experienced local guided around many of the town's most interesting areas
  • Bournemouth Pier, a famous structure which dominates much of the coastline, first created in the mid-19th century, with seaside amusements, video games and sheltered promenades
  • Bournemouth International Centre (B.I.C.), a modern and spacious entertainment venue, regularly hosting concerts, conferences and theatrical events
  • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, a traditional theatre venue known for its Victorian-style features, regularly offering a range of productions
  • Bournemouth Pier Theatre, standing along the far end of the pier, with regular summer plays and typical holiday comedies
  • Dorset Belles, a local company providing cruises to a range of nearby destinations, including both Brownsea Island and the Isle of Wight
  • The Bournemouth Eye, a giant tethered balloon in the Lower Gardens, also known as the Vistarama, offering superb views of the town centre and surrounding coastline
  • Alison in Wonderland Family Park, a nearby family theme park for young children
  • Oceanarium, located next to the Bournemouth Pier, featuring a range of large tanks, fish, sharks, feeding demonstrations and a traditional underwater tunnel area
  • Beaches, known for their fine sand and calm waters, with the best including Alum Chine, Durley Chine and Southbourne beaches

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