The vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all & is renowned for its seven miles of golden sands & sparkling sea.
Explore a vast variety of shops & restaurants, a buzzing nightlife and award winning gardens, two piers & water sports galore. Strolling through the award winning lower pleasure gardens, towards the beach is Bournemouth Pier. A traditional pier & at the entrance is an arcade, Aruba Bar & Restaurant, units selling everything from ice-cream to postcards. On the pier is the rock reef activity centre, pier zip wire and Key West restaurant.
At the side of the pier is Bournemouth Oceanarium – take an underwater adventure & explore the waters of the world & come face to face with hundreds of awesome sea life creatures.
A land train operates between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers along the sea front.
The lower pleasure gardens is itself an attraction with crazy golf, music at the pine walk bandstand, an aviary & an art exhibition during the summer.
One of Bournemouth’s most endearing traditions which is free is held at the lower pleasure gardens every Wednesday during the summer at dusk where you can join in with lighting thousands of candles in coloured glass jars & see the transformation into a magical candlelit kingdom.
In the event you might need a break from lazing on the beach or splashing in the sea, then explore Bournemouth’s fabulous selection of shops. Independent boutiques, designer brands, high street favourites and department stores are all together on two pedestrianised high streets.
After shopping until you drop, you will be spoilt for choice with so many bars, cafes and restaurants all in the town centre. There are two Wetherspoon pubs in the town centre, The Mary Shelley and The Moon in the Square. For something special try the Sky Bar on the top floor of the new Hilton Hotel which has superb views of Bournemouth. Koi Thai for unbeleivable Thai food. Turtle Bay for cocktails & Caribbean food. The crab for deliscious sea food, to name a few.
For a scenic tour of the area with a difference, why not try Frieda’s tea bus – a decorated vintage bus which takes you on a 90 minute tour of the area whilst serving a fabulous afternoon tea.
Newly opened in the town centre is the BH2 leisure complex which features 13 restaurants, many of which are the chain restaurants like Pizza Express, ASK, Prezzo, TGI Friday’s and Nando’s, together with a state of the art 10 screen multiplex cinema.
Bournemouth is renowned for its vibrant & vivacious nightlife. From the many late night bars to the largest of the night clubs in Bournemouth – Cameo, which closes at 5am. Many of the late night venues are in Old Christchurch Road in the Centre of Bournemouth.