For many years Bournemouth has been one of the major holiday destinations on the south coast of England. This is hardly surprising when you take into account it's many miles of fabulous beaches, thriving town centre and huge choice of attractions, year round events places to eat and exciting nightlife. Bournemouth truly is a holiday resort that has it all!
Bournemouth alsdo has one of the finest selections of both holiday and business accommodation to be found on the south coast of England offering places to stay for all. From luxury hotels to friendy Bed and Breakfast and guest houses you'll be spoilt for choice. You'll also find a large selection of self catering properties on offer ranging from character cottages to luxury flats and apartments. Around the resort you'll find many caravan holiday parks with static holiday homes and touring facilities as well as well appointed camp sites.
If you're travelling to Bournemouth on business you will find excellent excellent conference facilities and a wide range of accommodation available for the business traveller.
Many of the larger hotels are well equipped also with meeting facilities.
With such a wide choice of places to stay Bournemouth is the perfect place to base yourself if you wish to explore the surrounding area. Situated on the east coast of Dorset within just a short drive you'll have the chance to discover places such as Poole with it's magnificant natural harbour, Swanage and Purbeck and the awe inspiring World Heritage, Jurassic Coast. Christchurch and it's historic Priory or the ancient market town of Wimborne are also must visit places for a flavour of the county. Take a short trip inland and spend a day in the New Forest in Hampshire or venture a little further afield and take a ferry across to the Isle of Wight for a perfect day out.
Renowned for being one of Europe's most fashionable resorts, Bournemouth attracts millions of visitors of all ages each year.
Seven miles of golden sand and sheltered waters make Bournemouth a firm favourite for beach and activity holidays. Not only is the beach ideal for families, with its pioneering KidZone safety scheme, but as it averages 7.7 hours of summer sunshine it also attracts serious sun worshippers.
By day the town is a shopper's paradise with a combination of high street favourites and exclusive boutiques. The new-look Square, with its mosaics and stylish Camera Obscura, is the ideal spot for people watching over a cappuccino. As the sun goes down the nightlife begins to hot up. From West End shows, classical concerts and plays to a wide choice of nightclubs, Bournemouth has it all. Once night comes the town comes alive with a host of fashionable clubs and pubs to party in throughout the night.
Bournemouth's beautiful gardens are a credit to the town. The Victorian Pleasure Gardens are stunning landscapes into which are set a variety of leisure pursuits. The tropical Gardens at Alum Chine, the Italianate Gardens at Boscombe Cliff and the Coastal Pinetum at Shelley Park are all individually themed and well worth seeking out.
The seafront plays host to a number of sports events each year. Plans are also underway to establish Bournemouth as one of the UK's premier surfing destinations with the establishment of an artificial reef off the beach to generate the best surfing conditions on the south coast. Bournemouth's location makes it ideal for recreational sports such as fishing, pony trekking, cycling and water sports, you'll find activities to keep the whole family happy in and around Bournemouth.
For those with food on their mind the town offers plenty of good restaurants offering a variety of culinary delights to satisfy the most discerning of palates.
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