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Bournemouth Beach

Stroll along miles of England’s southern coast and stop at the fun parks and activity centers along the way.

Bournemouth Beach is one of England’s most popular and attractive sandy areas. For decades, locals and travelers have been relaxing under umbrellas against the roar of the English Channel’s waves. Discover the varying parts of the beach during your vacation, from the more active central bays to the spacious havens a little farther out from the city.

The inner beaches are active with cafés, bars and boutiques facing the shore. Enjoy this hub of life by people-watching from one of the restaurants overlooking the sea. Amble along Bournemouth Pier to find the Rock Reef activity center. Zipline from a tower on the pier down to the shore. Climb walls with fun themes and take the kids to the obstacle course and the play area.

Bring your family to the Durley Chine part of the beach on the way to the nearby city of Poole in the west. The beach's calm water and soft sand are the perfect environment for kids. Help them build castles in the sand and trawl the beach for lost treasures, such as shells and rocks. Rent your own colorfully painted beach hut for privacy and space on this picturesque part of the coast.

Farther west, visit Alum Chine and Argyll Gardens. Enjoy cool shade in the valley and tour the tropical gardens in this exotic park with magnificent sculpted plants. Take the kids to the Treasure Island play area.

Go to the Coastal Activity Park at Boscombe Beach to use its sports courts and centers for water sports. Try bodyboarding or sea kayaking in this scenic part of England.

Look to the east to try to spot the edge of the Isle of Wight or to the south for the distant hints of France at the horizon.

Bournemouth Beach stretches across 7 miles (11 kilometers) of sandy terrain on England’s southern coast. Enjoy many attractions a short walk from the beach, such as Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Lower Gardens and the Oceanarium. Travel from one end to the other by bus or on foot via scenic seafront paths.


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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth £38
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach are also within 10 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 18 minutes by foot.

    Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth £76
    Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

    Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

    Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach. Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and O2 Academy Bournemouth are also within 3 miles (5 km). Bournemouth Station is 27 minutes by foot.

      The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION £59
      The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION

      The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION

      27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Lower Gardens are also within 1 mile (2 km). Bournemouth Station is 17 minutes by foot.

        Hilton Bournemouth £98
        Hilton Bournemouth

        Hilton Bournemouth

        Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from The Square and Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach are also within 10 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 26 minutes by foot.

          The Orchid Hotel £60
          The Orchid Hotel

          The Orchid Hotel

          34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. St. Peter's Church and Oceanarium are also within 15 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 14 minutes by foot.

            Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel £114
            Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

            Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

            105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Oceanarium, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and Bournemouth Lower Gardens are also within 10 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 28 minutes by foot.

              Holiday Inn Bournemouth £59
              Holiday Inn Bournemouth

              Holiday Inn Bournemouth

              22 Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach are also within 15 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection £71
                Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection

                Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection

                East Overcliff, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Beach, and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Lower Gardens are also within 15 minutes. Bournemouth Station is 15 minutes by foot.