South coast seaside town for surf and sun
Bournemouth Tours with Great British Trips
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.
Want to visit Bournemouth?
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.