Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth Postcard

Bournemouth is in the middle of the south coast of England and on a clear day, enjoys some spectacular views east to the Isle of Wight and west to the Old Harry Rock and Swanage Bay.

With seven miles of golden sands stretching between Southbourne, through Boscombe, East Cliff and central Bournemouth to West Cliff, you'll not be short of beach, promenade walks or food and entertainment. Like many seaside resorts Bournemouth offers a Kids Zone colour coding system so you can relax while the kids play.

Bournemouth also has excellent facilities for sailing, water skiing, jet ski, parascending, speedboat rides, powerboat courses, surfing and windsurfing.

Bournemouth also has a traditional seaside pier.

Bournemouth's Local Attractions

Built in the 1920s and refurbished in 2007 the Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom retains its splendour and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime and Comedy.

With a reputation of tradition and experience the Dorset Belles offer glorious coastal and harbour cruises and regular scheduled services linking Bournemouth, Swanage, Poole Quay, Brownsea Island and the Isle of Wight.

The Oceanarium is a fully interactive experience with touch screen games, feeding demonstrations and talks, plasma screen documentaries, walk-through underwater tunnel and exhibits to help you discover more about this fascinating underwater world.

Tethered Balloon Flights every day from the beautiful Lower Gardens in central Bournemouth. Taking you up to 500ft, you'll experience amazing panoramic views over the English Channel and surrounding countryside, for up to 20 miles.

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