What is the attraction of the seaside to most holiday makers, for surveys carried out by the British Travel Association indicate that 75% of people taking an annual holiday choose a seaside resort? It is the sea, the sands and the sun This is the reason for Bournemouth’s popularity, for it has been richly endowed with wonderful golden sands, a fine sweep of the bay offering safe bathing, and an average sunshine record of over 1,700 hours.

Bournemouth, one of the finest resorts you will find anywhere in Great Britain or on the Continent, possesses a coastline of almost seven miles and an almost equal distance of real sands.

From Alum Chine to Hengistbury Head there is a succession of wonderful beaches with extensive promenades. The Promenades are safe for walking undisturbed by vehicular traffic throughout the daytime during the summer, and most of the off-season. The sands are a great delight to all ages and especially to the younger generation who enjoy something which they yearn for all the year, to dig and make sand-castles, and to the more mature relaxation in deck-chairs or on the sands, building their own castles in the air.

For the more energetic, there are rowing boats and pedaloes, and of course the glorious sea for bathing.

The Corporation maintains beach cafes and catering services at many points on the sea front where refreshments are available.

The Pier is not the centre of Bournemouth, is the dividing line between the East Cliff and the West Cliff, adjacent the Pier is the Bournemouth International Centre ( BIC )

Bournemouth and the surrounding area offer numerous tours and attractions in particular the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.


Bournemouth offers a choice of accommodation from B&B to top hotels, self catering apartments and even beach side units’ check out our accommodation links.

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