Destination: Bournemouth

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South coast seaside town for surf and sun

Bournemouth

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Introducing Bournemouth


Bournemouth's main attraction has to be its 7 mile long sandy beach fit for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. Bournemouth's latest addition is Europe's first artificial surf reef. The reef is made up of 55 giant sandbags and is the size of a football pitch. The town itself has an excellent shopping, a huge variety of restaurants and great nightlife. Next door, the town of Poole with more water sport offerings plus a historic 18th century harbour and some attractive buildings. Along the coast Corfe Castle and although a ruin, it is still impressive, as is the beautiful surrounding countryside and views from it. Further along the Jurrasic coast is Lulworth Cove with the fascinating Durdle Door, an archway carved out by the sea.

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Region: South West England

Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day

More Information: www.bournemouth.co.uk

What's nearby? New Forest, South Coast

What transport do you recommend? Easy to reach by train or car, Bournemouth can be navigated easily in car or on foot.

Did you know? In Bournemouth on 12th July 1910 Rolls Royce co founder Charles Rolls became the first British man to be killed in an aircraft crash.

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Bournemouth Beach

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Bournemouth Beach offers 7 miles of pristine golden sand, and together with one of the best climates in Britain offer a perfect beach holiday.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Alum Chine

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Alum Chine offers shaded paths; the popular Treasure Island themed children's play area, paddling pool, tropical garden, magnificent sea views and a blue-flag award-winning beach below.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Bournemouth Lower Gardens

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Bournemouth Lower Gardens is the largest rockery in Britain. First created in the 1930s, it has constantly evolved to cater for the changing tastes of it visitors. The gardens are also home to one of the largest open air art displays in Britain.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Durdle Door

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The breathtaking Durdle Door is a natural arch carved out of the limestone Jurassic coastline by the sea, near to Lulworth Cove, which all form part of England's first Natural World Heritage site.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Poole

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Poole like its neighbour Bournemouth has some great blue-flag standard beaches. It also has the second largest natural harbour in the world, used by the Romans on their initial invasion of southern England. The town boasts some attractive historic buildings, including the Customs house and the Town cellars, a medieval warehouse.
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Brownsea Island

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Brownsea Island is a small island nature reserve located within Poole Harbour. It has a number of walking trails from which an array of British wildlife can be viewed in an idyllic setting. The island is accessible by ferry.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Corfe Castle

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Corfe Castle is both dramatic and picturesque. Built high on a hill in 1080-1105 it offers great views across Purbeck.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Swanage Steam Railway

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Swanage Steam Railway runs for 6 miles between Swanage and Herstonthrough, and goes through some picture-perfect Dorset scenery with stunning views of Corfe Castle and reminders of the bygone era of steam.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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