Bournemouth – the UK’s best beach destination*

Bournemouth is co-host of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

With seven miles of pristine award-winning sandy beaches, sparkling clean waters and every conceivable entertainment on hand, Bournemouth is the UK’s premier holiday resort and the top choice for a great getaway.

Whether you’re after a days break on the seafront, relaxing in a cool beach pod, watching the water sports and enjoying a drink at one of Boscombe’s stylish cafes, or a fortnight’s sun with the family, dining in style and enjoying the free family entertainment in the Lower Gardens.

Bournemouth offers a packed programme of events - from arts and culture to sports, music and family entertainment. This is in addition to the non-stop entertainment from live bands, concerts from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the top names in comedy and music at the Bournemouth International Centre. bournemouth bay

The 2015 Bournemouth Air Festival, the biggest free event of its kind, takes place from August 20th-23rd  More than a million visitors are expected to flock to the town’s cliff-tops and beaches to be thrilled by the aeronautical acrobatics of some of the world’s leading display teams and incredible aircraft.  Taking place between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers there’s also 1.5miles of trading, interactive entertainment andforcesvillageareas as well as Royal Marine Beach assaults.

The entertainment continues when the sun goes down with ‘night air’ (in the evening until approx 10pm), offering a great line-up of fireworks, dusk air display, live music, military bands, street entertainers and every conceivable choice of food and drink. To find out more visit 

bafVisitors looking for an extended stay in Bournemouth will find plenty of choice for every budget; opt for a cosy family-run bed-and-breakfast or upscale luxury at one of our superb four-star hotels. Or for something new, check into one of our brand new properties, perfectly positioned in the heart of town.

Bournemouth’s pedestrianised town centre is lined with all the very best high street names, as well as one-off boutiques and department stores. Head to the fashionable district of Westbourne for designer stores, perfumeries and tempting restaurants and cafes, or to Castlepoint Shopping Centre for relaxed, easy shopping. 

With land-trains running along the front, two beautiful piers, the widest choice of beach huts anywhere and some of the country’s top restaurants, there is nowhere better to recharge the batteries. come and see us, we’d love to welcome you!

To book your break visit or call 0845 051 1700.  To request a Bournemouth visitor’s guide, click here.

*Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2012