In terms of population, Bournemouth leads Brighton and Blackpool as the largest town or city in the UK by the seaside. With the sizable population the town is a busy hub of commerce with a number of financial service providers in the area.
So compared to other seaside towns, the centre has more of a feel of a major town centre, while there are supermarkets, out-of-town retails parks and even an airport. But what about the holiday visitor? They seem to congregate down by the beach, where the pier, a Sealife Centre and cinema are to be found. The pretty gardens, home to crazy golf and a Hi-Flyer balloon, lead up to the town centre where the shops, pavement cafe’s and bars can be found.
Articles about Bournemouth
- Travelling to Bournemouth
Easy access from the East, less so from the West and North.Less than 2 hours by train from London Waterloo with direct trains to Bristol, Birmingham and beyond.A busy town with commerce and tourism traffic.Car parks across the town centre. The easiest ...
- Bournemouth Restaurants & Food and Drink
Given the size and population of Bournemouth, it is no surprise to learn that there are plenty of restaurants. And plenty of take aways serving all kinds of food from the humble fish and chips to Italian, Indian and Chinese. At the top end, there are...
- Bournemouth Beaches
Bournemouth boasts 7 miles of uninterrupted beach in a very gentle crescent with The Needles on the Isle of Wight away to the east and The Isle of Purbeck; the start of the Jurassic coastline to the west. And it is a great beach, consistently clean and...
What to do in Bournemouth
- Enjoy panoramic views above the town in the Hi-Flyer balloon.
- Hit the award winning beaches with miles and miles of sand stretching to Poole in one direction and Christchurch in the other.
- Explore life underwater at The Oceanarium.
- Enjoy a show at Bournemouth Pavillions or the International Conference Centre.