Bournemouth ranks as one of the most popular resorts on the south coast of England. It has much to offer any holiday maker, and the town boasts a range of attractions and facilities to cater for nearly every taste.
Granted a Blue Flag Award for 2015, the sand and shingle beach has lifeguard cover between May 1st and September 30th and is popular with all types of beach goer.
Activities include swimming (watercraft free zones at certain beaches), Sailing, fishing, surfing, canoeing, jet skiing, windsurfing, power boating, pedalo hire, beach hut hire and water skiing. Areas of the beach have been zoned as No Smoking and Kidzone.
A three kilometre undercliff walk leads from Fisherman's Walk east to Hengistbury Head. The seafront promenade is 10km long stretching from Southbourne to Alum Chine and then on to Sandbanks. A cycle route has been introduced.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Good Surfing
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map OL22: New Forest
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: