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Out & About

Bournemouth’s breathtaking coastline provides the perfect backdrop to a wide range of exciting experiences for you and your group, whatever the weather or time of year.

Bournemouth is a popular destination for group travellers. Choose from picturesque coastal walks, great cycling experiences, new watersports adventures or simply relaxing on the resort’s seven miles of golden sand. There are plenty of ways to enjoy our coastline: by foot, by bike, a trip on our famous land trains or cliff lifts, sea trips and local bus tours.

Bournemouth and the surrounding area offer glorious gardens, parks, nature reserves and beautiful countryside – all just waiting to be discovered year round. Bournemouth was awarded Gold in the 2014 European Entente Florale – one of only two destinations in the UK.

Bournemouth Town Centre offers an enjoyable shopping experience with a selection of department stores, well known brands and independent shops. The town centre’s stunning Victorian architecture and vibrant gardens provide a unique backdrop for shoppers looking for a thriving retail scene.

Our Coastal Villages also offer a fabulous selection of shopping experiences. Wander westwards to Westbourne with its beautiful boutiques, delectable delicatessens and indulgent beauty salons. Visit boho Boscombe to the East of Bournemouth for characterful antiques, original crafts and a bustling open air market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Saunter to Southbourne where you’ll find handmade one-offs, gorgeous gifts and buzzing bistros.

After exploring Bournemouth and the surrounding area, discover a wonderful variety of eating out places and entertainment venues, all offering excellent hospitality and service. Feast by the sea and enjoy our seafront restaurants, cafes and bars. No matter what time of year you are visiting, the views are breathtaking. Many of our restaurants and cafes serve local produce, from their special ‘catch of the day’ to freshly harvested fruit and vegetables.

Bournemouth is home to a host of fantastic entertainment to suit all ages and tastes. If you want to cosy up in a traditional pub with real ale and traditional fare, enjoy an evening of live music with your group or maybe sip exotic cocktails in a stylish bar, Bournemouth’s eclectic collection of venues mean there is truly something for everyone.


To view or download a free copy of the 2017 Group & Coach Guide please click here.