Bournemouth is among Britain's best-loved seaside towns. The star attraction is unquestionably its stretch of soft, sandy beach, which buzzes with laid-back locals and sun-seeking out-of-towners throughout the warm summer months. The iconic Bournemouth Pier offers all manner of kitsch seaside fun, with retro amusement arcades, colourful souvenir shops and tempting ice-cream stalls.

    The local nightlife is legendary, with a host of buzzing beachfront bars and pulsing clubs to crawl between until the early hours. And if you're craving a culture fix, swing by the Russell-Cotes Museum, an elegant Victorian villa filled with astonishing art.

    Where & what to eat in Bournemouth

    • 10 Places Locals Love to Eat in Bournemouth

      Looking for Bournemouth’s best local food scenes? Whether it’s a cool café serving good old British fare or interesting joints in the surrounding districts that are big hits with their all-day breakfasts, Bournemouth has a wide variety of hot spots where you can go on a culinary adventure to discover local tastes or please your cravings for local cuisine...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Bournemouth

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Bournemouth

      Bournemouth has many exceptional restaurants for a family dinner or romantic couple’s night, but what can you do to top off the evening? Fortunately, the city has an abundance of post-sunset activities to ensure the fun doesn’t stop. Whether you want a few laughs at a comedy club, a swanky night at a club, or a thrilling virtual-reality...

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    • Bournemouth Travel Essentials

      Our Bournemouth Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the County of Dorset, England. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Bournemouth International Airport to my hotel? What currency and...

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