Attractions in and Around Bournemouth
Beaches and gardens
Bournemouth is renowned for its seven miles of golden beaches and award-winning parks and gardens.
Churches, chapels and castles
Learn even more about Dorset’s history and visit one of the many churches, chapels or castles around the local area.
Concerts and shows
Bournemouth shows a variety of concerts and shows, including theatre and films, comedy and music.
If you want to venture outside of the town there’s plenty of tours which will take you to Stonehenge, the New Forest and into deepest Dorset and lots more! Take a look at our 10 places to explore in Bournemouth for more ideas.
There’s plenty of family fun, whether you're looking for a family adventure, or small farm fun there's a host of attractions guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
History, heritage and culture
Dorset has plenty of history, heritage and culture, including historic castles, fantastic art collections, stately homes and museums displaying everything from classic motors to terracotta warriors.
There’s plenty to see and do just a few minutes outside of Bournemouth, check out these suburbs if you fancy a short trip: Boscombe, Charminster, Southbourne, Westbourne and Winton.
Sports and leisure
If you’re looking for something a little more active, there’s plenty of sports and leisure, from windsurfing and kayaking to cycling and bowls.