Bournemouth is an award-winning holiday destination and a family-friendly centre for entertainment. It’s Dorset’s biggest town surrounded by miles of gorgeous golden coastline that offers you an opportunity to enjoy your active beach life in the sunshine, with loads to do and great places to eat, Bournemouth has it all. I love living here because it’s such a unique town filled with so much character and life! Here are a few reasons why it’s so special.
Bournemouth is renowned for its seven miles of Sunshine Coast and Sandy beaches. Voted 20th in the world by TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for 2021. Warm waves and beautiful scenic views make for an unforgettable trip. Along this coast you have the Bournemouth pier which was originally a jetty built in 1855, is now an iron giant which gives you views across the ocean to Old Harry Rocks and Hengistbury Head. You can enjoy the splendour and tranquility of the landscape which is one of the greatest pleasures of Bournemouth’s coast.
Originally laid out in the 1860’s Bournemouth’s upper, Central and Lower Gardens are renowned around the world and have been a Green Flag Winner since 1999. The three kilometres of gardens are an English Heritage site and feature European, Asian and North American trees and shrubs, including the biggest Redwood tree in the UK. Walking the paths you will find beautiful hand-planted flowers of all kinds and wildlife including birds and insects. The gardens are a wonderful way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth for a while and enjoy a tiny pocket of nature.
With such amazing warm waters and coastline, it’s easy to see why Bournemouth has such an array of outdoor sports to keep you active! There is a huge surfing and Sailing community and easy access to water skiing, windsurfing and kayaking. If going out on the water is not something you are looking for Bournemouth also offers a zip line and Rock climbing on Bournemouth Pier, Mini golf throughout the gardens and The Oceanarium which is a small aquarium featuring marine ecosystems and a water slide, located right along the beachfront. There is something for everyone!
A taste of Bournemouth
We are so lucky to have so many sustainable and plant-based restaurants to enjoy after a long day out about town! With loads to choose from the choice can be hard but I promise they are all just as tasty and amazing as ever! Check out these pages if you are looking for a bite to eat or even just a coffee free from waste!
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By Tess Wood