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With 11 kilometres of sandy, white beaches, Bournemouth is one of the country’s premier resort towns. Located on the south coast of England, it offers visitors the best in water sports, yachting, beach life, nightlife and shopping. Bournemouth is renowned for its university, specialising in the fields of journalism, archaeology and health. Discover the beauty of this English city and join the countless cultural events such as the Bournemouth Air Festival or Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival.

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Bournemouth Pier

There has been a pier at Bournemouth since 1856 and the pier that stands here today is over 304 metres long and is the central focus of the beachfront, a hub for seaside entertainment and a historic legacy of the Victorian era!
Adresse: Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

The Bournemouth Balloon

In the Lower Gardens at Central Gardens, the Bournemouth Balloon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in town. Here visitors go high into the sky to get the most spectacular view of the town and sea: totally unmissable!
Adresse: The Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 314 539

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach is one of Bournemouth’s top attractions. The long stretch of Blue Flag awarded beach met by the gentle waters of Poole Bay offers some of Britain’s best sunbathing and swimming. If you are tired of just relaxing on the beach, try some beach volleyball!
Adresse: Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth

Russell-cotes Art Gallery and Museum

The Russell-Cotes family gave this house and its contents to the town in 1922. Built on the cliff overlooking the bay, the museum houses the family’s vast and precious collection including statues, paintings and Victorian canvases from all over the world.
Adresse: East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 451 858
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Pavilion

The Pavilion was built in 1929 as a concert hall and was renovated in 1934, before reopening as a theatre. This Georgian style pavilion with pillars of local Portland stone still has regular entertainments today, so don´t miss the occasion to enjoy the countless shows held here, while you are in town!
Adresse: Westover Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 456 400

Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth International Centre, situated close to the beautiful beach, is one of Britain’s major centres for exhibitions and tours. This place, in fact, hosts the world’s top musicians and West End musical productions whose shows are performed in one of the spacious halls that this venue has!
Adresse: Exeter Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 456 400

Bournemouth Oceanarium

This huge aquarium takes you on an adventure through the oceans of the world, among sharks, turtles, clown fishes and many more inhabitants of the sea. Bournemouth Oceanarium includes a re-creation of the Great Barrier Reef, a walk-through underwater tunnel and feeding demonstrations!
Adresse: Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 311 993
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bournemouth Central Gardens

The Bournemouth Central Gardens were turned from meadows into formal gardens in the 1860’s, so they are a pure expression of Victorian aesthetic taste. This lush green expanse, in the heart of the town, is now a focus venue for every kind of summertime activity.
Adresse: Bournemouth Central Gardens, Bournemouth

Oceana Day Spa

Bournemouth is great for relaxing on its beautiful, sandy beaches, so spending an afternoon at this lovely SPA is obviously the next step to release all the stress accumulated in the every-day life. The skilful hands of Anna and Georghe will spoil you with a full body massage, a pedicure, various facial treatments, but also make up and nails!
Adresse: The Cliffeside Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 208 666
Åpningstider: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Dorset Day Trips

If you´re a history lover that even in a resort town such as Bournemouth doesn´t want to spend the whole time sunbathing, you definitely have to give "Dorset Day Trips" a try! Darren will take you around the area, showing you the hidden gems and revealing the secrets that only the locals know.
Adresse: 5 Carroll Cl, Poole BH12 1PL, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 7443 496 970

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church, a beautiful church located in the heart of Bournemouth designed by the Victorian architect, George Edmund Street. This church is one of Bournemouth landmarks and has a 62 meters tower and gorgeous stained glasses. What also makes this church special, is in fact, the author Mary Shelley, (famous for her novel Frankenstein) is buried here with her family.
Adresse: Hinton Road, Bournemouth

Camouflage Paintball

Spend some time here with friends and family and have the ultimate paintball experience. Camouflage Paintball boasts some of the most comprehensive facilities of any paintball site in the UK and is one of the best equipped in Europe, you just can't go wrong here.
Adresse: Hurn Court Lane, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 0800 328 4112

Langtry Restaurant

Langtry Restaurant was built by King Edward VII in 1877 for his mistress Lillie Langtry. This place truly offers real history and original interior with stained glass, tapestries and a stylish, modern menu from a rising chef!
Adresse: 26 Derby Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 553 887

The Point

You will find the best in fine dining at this water’s edge restaurant in the Haven Hotel, on Poole’s Sandbanks. Be prepared to fall in love not only with the extremely professional service, but also with the spectacular views you´ll witness! An emphasis on local produce includes Dorset lamb and monkfish.
Adresse: Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole

West Beach Restaurant

Located on the beach next to the pier, with a large glass frontage offering great sea views, this restaurant has fresh seafood brought daily from the south coast’s top fish markets. It is warmly recommended to try their West Beach fish soup.
Adresse: Pier Approach, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 587 785
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Bistro on the beach

This café/restaurant is located right on the beach featuring breath-taking views. They have a café menu during the day that turns into a restaurant one in the evening, with a good selection of fresh fish and delectable desserts!
Adresse: Solent Promenade, Southbourne Coast Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 431 473


Family owned restaurant, run by Jan and Stacey who managed to create a tantalising menu able to arouse the senses of the pickiest guest. The class of this restaurant is expressed in both the dishes´ presentation and the decorations of the space itself!
Adresse: 141 Belle Vue Road Southbourne, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 01202 430 005

La Piccola Italia

Founded in 1981, this restaurant offers its guests a real Italian taste in all of the dishes prepared by the skilful hands of the chef. Try one of the delicacies you will find on the particularly wide menu such as pizza, "focaccia", pasta and you will start believing you are in Italy!
Adresse: 23 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 551 510

Chez Fred

Chez Fred, a family business who knows how to deliver some of UK best fish and chips. They have continually strived to improve by using the finest quality fish, everything to serve the best and for a reasonable price. No wonder why this fish and chip shop is so hugely popular among locals and tourists.
Adresse: 10 Seamoor Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 761023

Romanzo Greek Taverna

Enjoy the tastes of the authentic Greek tradition at this taverna which was established in 1986. All the classic dishes are served here such as souvlaki, moussaka, dolmades and kleftico by the friendly and professional staff.
Adresse: 87 Poole Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 761070
Åpningstider: Monday 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday Lunch 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday Evening 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Koh Thai Tapas Bournemouth

For high quality Thai food, head over to Koh Thai Tapas where you will be served generous portions by the great service. If you have some difficulties to decide for one meal, try Thai Tapas where you will be served small portions of the most popular Thai appetisers, perfect if you would like to try a bit of everything.
Adresse: Daimler House, 38-40 Poole Hill, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 294723
Åpningstider: Monday 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Eat Pho

At this family run business they prepare their food by using traditional Vietnamese recipes which has been passed down and improved through generations. Only using the finest ingredients from local suppliers and imports of Vietnam you will for sure experience the authentic and traditional dining of the Vietnamese cuisine.
Adresse: 210 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 021078
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm-10:00 pm, Tuesday Closed, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bellaggio, an Italian restaurant where you can have a taste of fresh, authentic food for an affordable price. The friendly and warm atmosphere only enhances the dining experience and it is highly popular among local and tourist alike. Classical dishes like pasta, risotto, pizza and antipasti can be enjoyed here.
Adresse: 297-299 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 536655


This is the ideal spot for a quick lunch or an afternoon break in a laid back atmosphere, At Baraca in fact you can enjoy modern Mediterranean dishes as well as organic coffees and several teas to be drunk with their delicious desserts.
Adresse: 129 Charminster Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 515 144

Compton Acres Café & Tea Rooms

The Café & Tea room is set at the entrance of the charming gardens of Compton Acres where you could enjoy light lunches, teas, and sweet delicacies prepared according to the Great British traditions. Don't miss their breakfast served from Monday to Saturday (9:00 am - 11:30 am)!
Adresse: 162 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
Telefon: +44 1202 700 778

Key West Bar

Key West is perfect for a coffee in a memorable location, since it´s situated on the end of Bournemouth Pier, offering amazing sea views and creating a vibrant atmosphere. Check this spot out during a sunny day, preferably on a Sunday afternoon in order to enjoy the live music as well!
Adresse: The Pier, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 306 155
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Patisserie Angelique

Described as "The English home of French Pâtisserie", this café offers all food-lovers a real treat: the patisseries and cakes are absolutely beautiful and made from traditional recipes. Plus, the service is extremely attentive and welcoming, you will definitely feel at home here!
Adresse: 79 Poole Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 765 271

Moon in the Square

Moon in the Square is a spacious, centrally located pub that offers a good range of English real ale and generous portions of tasty food such as the classic tortillas covered by sauces, steak and vegetables or fish and chips!
Adresse: 4-8 Exeter Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 652 090

Richmond Arms

Richmond Arms is a local pub with a welcoming clientele and a wide variety of beers to choose from, as well as tasty dishes such as the classic, timeless burger. This place offers also a lovely beer garden, an ideal spot for having a few cold ones on hot summer days!
Adresse: 153 Charminster Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 514 524
Åpningstider: Monday - Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am, Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

O2 Academy Bournemouth

This grand, old venue dates back to 1895. Today the O2 Academy Bournemouth is Bournemouth’s premier dance music venue, hosting a variety of club nights and live music events embracing all the genres you may think about. This is definitely the place to be if you want to live an exciting night out!
Adresse: 570 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 399 922

The Old Firestation

The Old Firestation is run by the Bournemouth Student Union, so this will tell you a lot about the kind of atmosphere you will breathe here! Be prepared to experience an unforgettable night with tons of students who just wants to have fun, enjoying some good music! This place is also open to non-students for some of the best live gigs in town.
Adresse: 36 Holdernhurst Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 963 889

The Wight Bear Ale House

"No loud music, no TVs and no ringtones. Just good ale, good conversation and good times…", as here stated The Wight Bear Ale House offers no entertainment except high quality beers, the rest is up to you and, hopefully, your company, as it used to be in the past.
Adresse: 65 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 01202 433 733

Smokin' Aces

If you are in the mood for a more sophisticated kind of night, not necessarily in a crowded club, you need to check Smokin' Aces. This classy lounge bar, with a unique interior and elegant red couches, will spoil you with paradisiac alcoholic creations and an excellent service!
Adresse: 103 Commercial Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 7886 953 733
Åpningstider: Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am, Sunday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

Sixty Million Post Cards

Quirky spot characterised by unique decorations that perfectly match the general feel of Sixty Million Post Cards. The central location makes it the ideal place to stop by for a cold one while having an walk around Bournemouth, on a summer evening! Also hosting a variety of live music.
Adresse: 19-21 Exeter Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 292 697
Åpningstider: Sunday - Thursday 12:00 pm - midnight, Friday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Town Centre

The smaller boutique and specialist shops are to be found in the town centre, in the streets around The Square. These streets are mostly car-free and made for pleasant promenades. There are a number of old Victorian shopping arcades with clothing boutiques, jewellers and art shops including the Bournemouth Arcade linking Westover Road with Old Christchurch Road.
Adresse: Bournemouth


The district just west of the town centre, Westbourne, is known for its unique designer clothes and countless, quirky interior design shops. Wander around its street to find the perfect item, but even just for enjoying the vibrant atmosphere over here!
Adresse: Westbourne, Bournemouth


This world famous brand soon has a store in every mid-size town and in Bournemouth you can find one of them. Zara offers the latest fashion for men, women and children, everything from street wear to the more up-dressed look.
Adresse: 62-67 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 405 050
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


This is one of the largest shopping park in the United Kingdom, a paradise for all the shopping-lovers out there that are offered a unique experience here! Barclays, Topshop, H&M and many more shopping clothes, as well as restaurants and café, all in one location.
Adresse: Castle Lane West, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 01202 510 050
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sovereign Shopping Centre

Sovereign Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Boscombe’s bustling pedestrian precinct and offers more than 40 stores including high street stores and independent boutiques. Here you can grab a quick bite at the BBs coffee shop or just stroll around the different shops and see if you can find something to bring back home.
Adresse: 600 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 392 721
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm


One of the iconic British department stores, Debenhams also enjoys a presence in Bournemouth. The brand is known for the high quality of its merchandise, which ranges from clothing to cosmetics to household goods and even home furnishings. Located on the Square.
Adresse: The Square, Bournemouth
Åpningstider: Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm, Friday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Bournemouth International Airport

Bournemouth International Airport is located only 15 minutes away from the town centre and it´s easily linked with train, bus and taxi services. Car rental companies are also represented at the airport The airport is located approximately ten kilometres from the main train station, which is served by a regular shuttle bus. Moreover, the bus runs from the airport to the city centre seven days a week between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Adresse: Bournemouth International Airport, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 364 000
Billetter: [email protected]

Public Transport

Bournemouth has an extensive bus network, so look out for the easily visible bright yellow buses! It is warmly recommended to purchase the daily ticket that will give you the possibility to travel around not only Bournemouth, but also Christchurch and Poole.
Telefon: +44 1202 636 110


It is easy to hail a taxi on the street, especially in the town centre, at the airport or around train stations. Taxis can also be booked contacting directly companies, such as United Taxis. United Taxis:
Adresse: Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 556 677


Stamps can be purchased from post offices and newsagents. Post offices are generally open from Mondays to Fridays between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturdays. You will find Post Office Boscombe East here:
Adresse: 836 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 345 611 2970


You can easily find a pharmacy in Bournemouth since Boots pharmacy chain has several outlets all over the city. You´ll find one here:
Adresse: 72 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth
Telefon: +44 1202 552 053
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


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