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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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Bournemouth 'Fireworks by the Sea' 2024: Light Up Your Summer Nights!

Bournemouth 'Fireworks by the Sea' 2024: Light Up Your Summer Nights!

Bournemouth Summer 'Fireworks by the Sea' 2024: Light Up Your Summer Nights!

Get ready to be dazzled! Bournemouth's renowned summer fireworks displays are back this summer from July 26th presented by Bournemouth Coastal BID, transforming the night sky into a breathtaking spectacle. Here's everything you need to know to plan your unforgettable evening.

Top Places for Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth

Top Places for Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth

As National Cream Tea Day approaches, there's no better way to celebrate than by exploring the delightful afternoon tea offerings in Bournemouth. This vibrant coastal town boasts a variety of charming venues, each providing their own unique take on the beloved British tradition. Whether you prefer an elegant setting with stunning sea views or a cosy tearoom in the bustling town center, Bournemouth has the perfect spot for you to indulge in the classic combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.

Spend the Day at Bournemouth's Seaside

Spend the Day at Bournemouth's Seaside

Welcome to Bournemouth, our lovely coastal town!  With our golden sandy beaches, vibrant promenades, and bustling town centre, Bournemouth offers the perfect getaway for a day by the sea.  Explore our exciting  itinerary and adjust to your liking to make the most of your time in our seaside gem.

Aerial Shot of Bournemouth Seafront

Your Ultimate Guide to a Summer Escape in Bournemouth

Unveil the charms of Bournemouth during the vibrant summer months along the stunning coastline of our seaside resort town.  Bournemouth is renowned for its pristine beaches, lively atmosphere, and attractions.  Join us to embark on a journey through our coastal gem and uncover why it’s the perfect destination for your summer getaway.

Bike leaning on fencing with beautiful view of Bournemouth Beach and the Sea

Explore Bournemouth and Christchurch's best cycle routes

Embark on a journey through the coastal beauty and natural wonders of Bournemouth and Christchurch with these exhilarating cycle routes. From the vibrant promenades to the serene woodlands, each path promises a unique adventure for cyclists of all levels.

Introducing: Arts by the Sea 2024

Introducing: Arts by the Sea 2024

The Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival returns in 2024 with over 150 performances throughout the weekend. Bringing together large-scale spectaculars, diverse music, intriguing installations, dance, street theatre, participatory experiences and much more, in one unique and celebratory festival.

Kids posing for a photo on a fence with sea behind them

Sun or Showers: Smiles Guaranteed

Bournemouth’s all-weather activities provide a harmonious blend of cultural experiences, adventurous pursuits, and relaxing escapes. Whether you’re drawn to the depths of the ocean, crave the thrill of indoor climbing, or seek a cultural outing, Bournemouth has something for everyone, ensuring a memorable visit, rain or shine.