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Things To Do
Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England. It's known for its 7 miles of beach and sparkling sea. The vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all and is fast becoming known worldwide for its free festivals and events all year round. Explore a vast variety of shops and restaurants with a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore.
Visit Poole and try a spot of surfing or body boarding, or if the sea is a little too cold, ride the slides at Splashdown Waterpark. Enjoy West End stage shows and comedy performances at The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom, or attend an exhibition or concert at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).
Take in panoramic views of Bournemouth beach at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - an historic house perched on the cliff top, full of exhibits and famous paintings from around the world.
Keen shoppers will be spoiled for choice with a wealth of retail opportunities in Bournemouth town center, ranging from chic boutiques and independent vintage stores, to brand name international shops and high-street favorites.
In and around Town
Experience a panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles.
With seven-miles of golden sands, glistening blue seas and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks.
Split into 3 areas of Victorian beauty- starting adjacent to the sea, leading to the town center and then on to the Upper Gardens.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)
One of the primary venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England.
Bournemouth Air Festival
Home to one of the finest aviation events in the world.
Bournemouth Events Calendar
Find out what festivals and events are on in Bournemouth in 2016.