Nestled in a sheltered bay on the South Coast of England in the picturesque county of Dorset, Bournemouth has seven miles of sandy beaches for you to enjoy. There’s plenty to do in the resort or you can use the town as a base – stay and eat here while exploring the rest of Dorset’s history, heritage and picture-postcard scenery. Here are some of the best things to do in Bournemouth…
We’ve got plenty of places for you to visit, whatever the weather. There are museums, galleries, amusement arcades, crazy golf, play parks and an oceanarium. You can bring friends and family of all ages too – there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Or do you prefer a more relaxed pace? You can hike on the clifftops or freewheel gently along the prom. If you’d rather slow your pulse than get the blood pumping, you can spend your time just being pampered in one our spas.
Sport & Leisure
With our very own premiership football club and miles of sandy beaches, Bournemouth is naturally an active place. We’ve got golf courses, gyms and leisure centres, bowling lawns, tennis courts and the option to try beach sports. We find it’s easier to get motivated with the sand between your toes and sea views on the horizon!
You don’t have to go very far for rippling waves and sparkling seas. Here in Bournemouth you can take to your surfboard, kayak or paddleboard and get straight out onto the open water. You can bring your own equipment or hire it while you’re here.
We’ve got a fabulous mix of shops in Bournemouth – there are boutiques, department stores, designer brands and high street favourites. Our shops are close to the beach and surrounded by cafés and coffee shops. So, you can shop ‘til you drop or just pop in for holiday essentials.
Bournemouth is well known for its bustling nightlife. There are cinemas, comedy clubs, theatres, casinos, nightclubs and plenty of places to catch live music. It’s hard to beat a sunny day on the beach but with a huge choice of gigs and shows in town, you’ll continue to be wowed long after the sun has gone down.
Tours & Sightseeing
We have tours around Bournemouth itself and beyond into the rest of Dorset and Hampshire. There’s plenty to discover, particularly the impressive geology and nature along the coast – from incredible rock formations to lush, tropical plants. You can see the area on foot, by bus or even by boat with the wind in your hair!