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Things to do in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.

Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort located on the Southern coast of England, home to an impressive amount of things to do. Including an exciting art scene, a bustling atmosphere and outstanding sandy beaches.

Bournemouth Attractions

Immerse yourself in the local culture by watching a production at the Bournemouth International Centre; whether it be comedy, drama or a musical performance, there will be something that everyone will love. Those with children can look forward to a number of Bournemouth attractions, including Oceanarium! Here, you can discover the vast selection of sea creatures and entertain the whole family.

Bournemouth Activities

Soak up the scenery at Hengistbury Head, where the protruding headland boasts stunning views of the Dorset coast. Those seeking to soak up the sunshine or dip their toes into the waters can visit the delights of Alum Chine Beach, Bournemouth Beach, Christchurch Harbour and Hengistbury Head Beach.

Continue reading to uncover more superb things to do in Bournemouth… 

Hengistbury Head image by:  Maigheach-ghealCCSA 2.0
Christchurch Harbour image by: Chris DownerCCSA 2.0

  • Alum Chine Sunset Feature

    Alum Chine Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Wheelchair Accessible

    A hit with the families, Alum Chine Beach rests along the 7 miles of sands at Bournemouth, and offers a paddling pool as well as an adventure playground.

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  • Bournemouth Pier

    Bournemouth Beach

    Parking Available

    Enjoy seven miles of spectacular sandy beach with exciting amusements on the seafront, an extensive range of water sports and colourful beach huts lining the edges.

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  • Perth Concert Hall

    Bournemouth International Centre

    As one of the largest venues for exhibitions and events in southern England, this central hub of entertainment is host to a diverse range of productions.

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  • Christchurch Harbour

    A natural harbour located in the county of Dorset, resting on the south coast of England, named after the notable town of Christchurch.

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  • Hengistbury Head

    Hengistbury Head is a historic headland boasting beautiful walks, along with views of Christchurch Harbour and Bournemouth beach, out to sea.

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  • Hengistbury Head Beach Feature

    Hengistbury Head Beach

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    This south-facing, pebbled beach is backed by striking chalk cliffs and rests at the tip of Hengistbury Head on the Dorset coast.

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  • Oceanarium

    Home to an array of amazing sea creatures, this family-friendly underwater world is located on the Bournemouth seafront.

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  • Ashley Wood Gold Club

    The Ashley Wood Golf Club

    Wimborne Road
    Blandford Forum
    DT11 9HN

    01258 452253

    With an 18-hole, 6,307-yard course, this quaint and welcoming golf club in a stunning part of Dorset was established over 100 years ago.

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