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A Bournemouth travel guide – miles of sandy south coast beaches, two piers and top entertainment

Seven miles of golden beach, backed by greenery-draped cliffs, are the reason Bournemouth city breaks are enduringly popular. Book a Bournemouth hotel for the best of Britain’s seaside entertainment.

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Where to Stay in Bournemouth – a neighbourhood guide

Sunny Bournemouth has a variety of areas in which to stay when you head down for a reinvigorating break. Whether you want to be in the hub of the town close to the Lower Gardens and sprawling beaches, or somewhere quieter down the coast, you'll easily find the right pad. And from luxury hotels with spa facilities and gourmet dining, to simpler options, there are plenty of places that will match your budget too.

Bournemouth Shopping Guide – where and what to shop and buy

From high street brands and a sprawling shopping park, to vintage markets and boutique stores, Bournemouth has everything you need to enjoy an indulgent day of retail therapy. Whether you're after the delightfully eccentric Vintage Quarter or the hustle and bustle of the town centre, Bournemouth has a variety of shopping districts all with something a little different to offer the discerning shopper.

What to See and Do in Bournemouth – a guide to notable attractions and landmarks

Long considered a quiet retirement retreat, an influx of students and surfers, as well as a thriving gay community, has transformed Bournemouth into a vibrant, cosmopolitan resort. With over 7 miles of glimmering coastline, clean blue seas, and acres of pristine gardens, there will be plenty to do and see when you head to Bournemouth for a seaside break.

Where to Eat in Bournemouth – a food and dining guide

With miles of golden coastline and sapphire blue seas, Bournemouth specialises in morning-fresh seafood and top quality produce from the Dorset countryside. Whether you're after a cheap and simple eat or a regal banquet, there's a wide variety of eateries that cater to all budgets and tastes. As a local speciality, be sure to try a Dorset cream tea at one of the many quaint cafés - the perfect way to inject your afternoon with a dash of English decadence.

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