Bournemouth is a vibrant town on the south coast of England and often gets warmer weather than anywhere else in the UK. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a beach break in the UK. The town is well known for having 7 miles of soft golden sandy beaches (which are award-winning) and it’s Victorian Architecture.
The town centre is full of restaurants, bars, cafes as well as a cinema and theatre – perfect to unwind in after a busy day splashing in the sea and sunbathing on the beach!
Bournemouth Central Beach
Bournemouth Central beach is often the one on all the picture postcards of Bournemouth. It’s the one that’s home to Bournemouth’s historic pier.
This beach is easiest one to get to from the town centre. From Bournemouth Square simply take a leisurely stroll down the Lower Gardens to pier approach and you’re there in a couple of minutes.
Durley Chine Beach
From Bournemouth Central Beach, if you continue down towards Poole (or hop on he land train) you’ll get to Durley Chine Beach. This beach is a Blue Flag award-winning beach which is often popular with families.
Along the prom you’ll find a traditional pub, as well as cafés so you don’t have to go too far with the family to find something to eat or drink. You can also book beach huts along this section, although it’s best to do that before you arrive as they can get booked up in advance!
Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine Beach is just a few minutes’ walk from Durley Chine Beach. It’s more popular with the younger families – there’s a pirate themed play area just off the beach and beach huts available to hire (call 01202 451781 for more information).
Keep an eye out for signs for the ‘Tropical Gardens’ they are worth exploring on a hot day!
Alum Chine Beach holds both Blue and Green Flag awards.
There are plenty of things to do at Boscombe Beach – the area has changed in the last few years following the Boscombe Spa Village redevelopment scheme.
Take a walk along Boscombe Pier and you’ll find musical instruments to play with, as well as a crazy golf course. The golf balls are made from fish food, with the last hole sending the food into the sea.
There’s also plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops in the area so you can enjoy as much time as possible in the area.
It’s a bit of a walk to get to from Bournemouth Central Beach, but there is a land train to jump on to save energy for all that sunbathing and splashing in the sea!
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