Bournemouth’s miles of sandy beaches are safe for swimming
Things To Do
Do the pier-to-pier walk. Start at either Bournemouth Pier or Boscombe Pier and walk to the other. The former is one of the great sights of this famous seaside resort and as befits a landmark attraction there’s lots to see and do at and immediately around Bournemouth Pier, including an amusement arcade, a cafe, restaurants and a theatre. Boscombe Pier, on the other hand, has benefited from a renovation project – it’s free to enter and you can go fishing from the end of the pier (although charges may apply).
Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Near the beach and giving visitors stunning views of the Bournemouth coastline, it is filled with items from across the world. Entry is free from October to March and in the peak season, from 1 April until 30 September, a small fee is charged.
Take a ride on the Bournemouth Balloon. As you float about 500 feet above the pretty Lower Gardens, you can enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of the town, the English Channel and beyond – and it’s suitable for people of all ages.
If you’re thinking of heading here with your caravan, you will be pleased to learn that Bournemouth is easy to access. Just follow the A338 from the east, or the A35 from the west. It is also good to know that two park-and-ride locations are available on the outskirts of the town.