There is no shortage of things to do in Bournemouth, from enjoying its seven miles of golden sands to soaking up the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Bournemouth boasts mile after mile of beautiful, natural coastline and anyone seeking a traditional seaside break should head for one of the award-winning sandy beaches. The family- friendly beaches at Alum Chine and Southbourne on a warm day are perfect for sunbathing, sandcastles and swimming. The recently renovated Boscombe is a magnet for water sport lovers, with jet skiing, surfing and sailing amongst the favourites.
There's a whole host of family fun in Bournemouth and kids will love the underwater adventures at Oceanarium, wildlife adventures and indoor waterparks. Or for something different why not try the Bournemouth Balloon where you soar 500 feet above the ground and get spectacular panoramic views of the English Channel and coast.
There are plenty of historic houses, museums and heritage sites to explore and lots of ancient villages in the surrounding countryside. All that sightseeing can be thirsty work so why not stop and enjoy a drink at one of the many waterside cafés or pubs; sample the tasty eateries, intimate bistros and good old fish and chips.
Head inland from the beach, through the stunning Lower Gardens and you'll find yourself in the middle of the town's shopping mecca, with unique boutiques sitting alongside high street favourites.
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