Bournemouth town guide
Seven miles of golden beaches and clear blue sea, and two thousand acres of award-winning parks and gardens have won Bournemouth European and U.K. awards for safety and cleanliness.
Boat trips regularly leave Bournemouth Pier for Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, Weymouth or Swanage sailing past King Harry Rocks. A hire car will allow the visitor to take the short ride to the rugged Jurassic coastline of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. A delightful rail trip can be made to Corfe Castle or you can visit Kingston Lacy or Wimborne Minster in your hire car.
Bournemouth has lately become known for lively night life for the young with many travelling a distance to visit the night clubs and other venues. The Bournemouth International Conference Centre hosts many splendid activities and shows throughout the year.
At the beginning of September is the nearby Great Dorset Steam Fair, the Southampton Boat show is also in September and Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight is a must for sailing enthusiasts.
On Friday nights in the height of summer, wander down to the seafront to watch the magical firework display.