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Tourist Information Centres

Bournemouth Seafront Office
Undercliff Drive
Tel: 01202 451781

Press Contact

Nicola Goode
Marketing Manager
Bournemouth Tourism
Tel: 01202 456537

Trade Contact

Sheena Leaman
Bournemouth Tourism
Tel: 01202 451710


Experience a taste of the continent on the south coast of England. Nestled in a sheltered bay, Bournemouth’s seven miles of safe, sun-kissed beaches are perfect for long, lazy days by the sea. Acres of beautiful gardens, top attractions, vibrant nightlife and breathtaking surrounding countryside, visit www.bournemouth.co.uk

What's on Offer


Bournemouth's beaches have won numerous European and UK awards for safety and cleanliness. Bournemouth beach has land trains and cliff lifts, alfresco seafront restaurants, Kidzone wristband scheme, beach activities for children, as well as sunbeds, parasols and beach chalets for hire.

Places to Visit

Bournemouth caters for all tastes:
The Oceanarium on the seafront, ‘Bournemouth Wheel’for unrivalled resort views and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.
1st - 4th September, the Bournemouth Air Festvial will again be taking to the skies and dazzling the crowds. 'By the sea and completely free', visit www.bournemouthair.co.uk for details of this year's must-visit event.


Throughout the year, sit back and enjoy free outdoor entertainment throughout the summer and the popular Arts By The Sea Festival - 14th - 21st October.


Bournemouth has pedestrianised boulevards and is home to large department stores, shopping centres, Victorian arcades and quirky boutiques. Other great shopping experiences can be found in the antiques shops of Boscombe and neighbouring Westbourne with a mix of chic boutiques.

Eating Out

Sample the superb cuisine at one of the town's 250 restaurants and bistros, where you can tantalise your tastebuds with a range of gastronomic experiences!

Recreation & Sport

Over 25 watersports, fishing, tennis, golf, bowls, dry-slope skiing, sailing, bowling and much more are on offer here.

Conference & Business Facilities

Bournemouth enjoys a high reputation in the conference world, not just among its wide client base, but also with delegates, exhibitors and visitors alike.
The Bournemouth International Centre is an excellent conference, exhibition, business and entertainment venue.


A wide selection of accommodation to suit all budgets, from the finest four star hotels and guesthouses to boutique hotels and self catering apartments.

Accommodation can be booked online at www.bournemouth.co.uk or by calling 0845 051 1700.

Getting There


By road Bournemouth's 104 miles from central London, 142 miles from Birmingham, 230 miles from Manchester and is served well by motorway and A-road network.


The town is easily accessible by rail and there is a wide network of coach services also arriving into the ‘Travel Interchange’.


The continental ferry ports are easily accessible from Bournemouth’s neighbouring port of Poole.


Bournemouth Airport operates a wide range of scheduled and charter services to both short and long haul destinations.