Things to do in Bournemouth

Why is Bournemouth one of the most popular places to visit?

Perhaps it’s the year-round warm temperate climate, or the glorious stretch of historic coastline, the Blue Flag awarded-beaches, or the vast choice of entertainment… why not find out for yourself and visit.

When we say Bournemouth has something for everyone, we mean it. From family-friendly fun and frolics to romantic rural rambles, this seaside town is fast becoming the South Coast’s place to be.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of what’s in store throughout the year…


Beautiful beaches

Bournemouth is famous for its seven uninterrupted miles of award-winning beach, which starts at the Haven Hotel, sweeps past the Sandbanks and Chine Hotels, and finishes at Hengistbury Head. Perfect for a spot of deck chair chilling!


Gorgeously green

With its impressive 2,000 acres of gardens and park, Bournemouth is as green as it is golden. Wander through the evergreen chines or picnic on the town centre’s sprawling gardens, where events and attractions take place throughout the year.

Get peddling

Cycling is big in Bournemouth. From scenic promenades to off-road dirt tracks, this is a great way to discover the area. The Watersports Academy, based at the Sandbanks Hotel, offers bike hire for £12.50 for a half day.

Shop ‘til you drop

Bournemouth’s pedestrianised high street features the shops you know and love, as well as some independent curiosities and exclusive boutiques for those one-of-a-kind finds. You’ll also find quirky coffee shops and cafes for that all-important refuel.

Food & Drink Festival

Get your teeth into ten days of food heaven with Bournemouth’s summertime celebration of all things delicious.
Takes place in June.


Bournemouth Air Festival

This is the biggest event of its kind in the world and an absolute must-see for all ages. Onlookers are treated to four free days of fantastic flying displays and evening entertainment.
Takes place in August.

Arts By The Sea Festival

This culture-fest features two weeks of jaw-dropping regional, national and international arts.
Takes place in September-October.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Experience the magical spectacle of hundreds of glittering trees from around the world this year. Enjoy live music, entertainment, ice skating, many gift ideas and illuminations around the resort.
Open during November and December.



Special thanks to Bournemouth Tourism for allowing us to use their images. 


For further details, visit the Bournemouth Tourism website.


Why not visit us at the Chine Hotel, Bournemouth

Stay at the Chine Hotel to enjoy our lush gardens, many leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, delicious alfresco dining and stunning beach strolls.

Call 0800 48 400 48

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