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A view of the Bournemouth & Poole coastline from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks

Discover, explore and be inspired by our 10 miles of beautiful coastline! Beneath the magnificent cliffs, you'll find Bournemouth and Poole's 10 miles of award-winning beaches, from Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve in the East all the way across to Sandbanks in the West. Please note: This version should work with Google Chrome.

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  1. Winter in Bournemouth
    Looking for a winter break by the sea? Bournemouth is a fantastic holiday destination and offers lots of exciting things to see and do.
  2. Things to Do
    There’s plenty to do in Bournemouth itself. You'll find everything from high-energy watersports and West End shows to leisurely walks and comedy clubs. You can also use the town as a base – stay and eat here while exploring the rest of Dorset’s history, heritage and picture-postcard scenery.
  3. Accommodation
    Looking for the perfect place to stay? Bournemouth has a huge variety of hotels, B&B's and self-catering options. Find somewhere to stay in Bournemouth that's perfect for you.
  4. Coronavirus
    There's nothing worse than feeling unprepared, which is why we want you to check details about where you are staying and what you might be doing before you set off.

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Inside shot of the ice rink located in the Bournemouth International Cetnre, all dressed up for winter

Ice Skate your way round 2022

Are the January blues hitting you hard and you’re already wishing you were back in the festive season? Well, you can extend the fun into January and February at Cool Coast Ice Rink at the BIC and you can have your own take on Blades of Glory. 
 
 

Selection of fruit and veg laid out nicely on a chopping board

6 Places to Refuel During Veganuary

If you are already a ‘full-time’ Vegan, fancy a challenge or perhaps just want to try a meat alternative meal, here are 6 recommended Vegan eateries in Bournemouth.

Couple walking along Bournemouth beach on a winters day

Looking forward to the New Year

With a New Year comes New Year predictions and we predict that it is going to be another wonderful year in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.

Child on Fathers shoulder as they walk through the light up Christmas Tree in Bournemouth

A Magical Christmas in Bournemouth

‘Tis almost the season for tinsel, turkey and trees and if you’re trying to decide what to do this year, then Bournemouth has the answer!