Bournemouth - Golden Award Winning Sandy Beach

Things to do in Bournemouth, Tourist Information and Pictures

If ever one wanted to experience a traditional British seaside town on the south coast of England, then Bournemouth is the place to go. The characteristics of such town are, a beach next to the crashing waves of the sea, a pier full of games and rides, an arcade also suitable for children, ice-cream (preferably a ‘99’ with a flake) and sticks of rock. Bournemouth comes fully equipped with all this and more!

Bournemouth is a large coastal town with 7 miles of soft golden award winning sandy beaches and sparkling sea. The beaches are extremely clean and well looked after which makes for a safe, pleasant day out for all the family. The sea is also unpolluted so there are no worries when thinking of going for a swim and a splash. To accompany your experience on the beach, you can hire deck chairs, parasols, sunbeds, windbreaks and beach huts. All you have to do is help yourself and a beach attendant will collect the charge later. You can also buy beach balls, buy Frisbees and buy buckets and spades all along the promenade.

Bournemouth Beach and Pier Bournemouth England


The growth of Bournemouth developed increasingly from the late 19th Century with the advancement of the railway. Consequently, Bournemouth became a tourist destination for people especially from London and The Midlands and therefore the cast iron pier was finished in the 1880. The pier now accommodates traditional rides such as the Helter-Skelter and games such as ‘Hook-a Duck’ and ‘prize every time’. Additionally, the arcade has everything from traditional air hockey and coin pushers to modern soft toy cranes and multiplayer video games. The opening times in the summer are from 10am-10pm, 7 days a week, providing timeless fun for all the family.

Other places to visit in and near Bournemouth

Why not make the most of the sunshine and not only spend the day at the seaside, but visit Bournemouth’s award winning gardens as well. There are three areas to the Victorian gardens; the Lower Gardens are next to the sea which then leads to the Central Gardens in the town centre and finally, the Upper Gardens. There are many summer events and attractions taking place in the Lower Gardens such as concerts at the Pine Walk Bandstand and the Aviary.

So, for a great day out or even better, a short break at the seaside, visit Bournemouth! There is a wide variety of available accommodation whether you are searching for self-catering, caravan parks, cheap camp sites, bed and breakfast or high standard hotels. During high peak season, most of the tourist accommodation only accepts 2 nights booking, however, with so much to do in Bournemouth; you will not run out of fun family activities. So, what are you waiting for? Plan that trip to Bournemouth and View Britain at its best!

Bournemouth Beach Map

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Bournemouth Facts

Area – 46.18 sq. km
Bournemouth beach – Sandy beach 7 miles long
Deck chairs – Over 3000 deck chairs approx.
Average sunshine – 7.7 hours a day which attracts over 4.7 million tourists per year
Awards and recommendations – Four European Blue Flags and two Quality Coast Awards
Cool Facts
Beatles – Beatles played their most concerts in Bournemouth after Liverpool and London
Famous Authors – JRR Tolkein lived in Bournemouth!
Ice creams – Over 750,000 ice creams are sold in the Bournemouth sea front every year!
Winston Churchill – at the age of 18, Winston Churchill was believed to have fallend 29 feet from a bridge in Bournemouth which left him unconscious for 3 days in an event which could have the changed the course of world history!
Airports -
Bournemouth International
Southampton Airport
Train staion -
Bournemouth Railway Station

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