With seven miles of sandy beaches, it's no wonder a holiday in Bournemouth is such a popular choice. Head to the seafront and spend the day wandering around the pier and the beach and pottering in and out of the shops or visit St. Peter's Church where Frankenstein author Mary Shelly is buried. Bournemouth's famed pine trees are also a must-see and can be enjoyed during a trip to Bournemouth Gardens. This thriving seaside resort comes alive at night with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs to keep visitors entertained.
You can take direct flights to Bournemouth from Jersey Airport, or you can fly indirectly from airports in the UK such as Edinburgh and Belfast International with airline Aer lingus. However, it may be cheaper to catch a ferry or train to Bournemouth as flights can be pretty pricey. In the Summer months there are a greater number of direct trains to Bournemouth from locations in the UK such as Newcastle and Birmingham, alternatively you may wish to drive to the city.
You don't have to spend a fortune getting around during your holiday in Bournemouth as the city is small enough to explore on foot. If you plan to visit the surrounding areas, buses will offer the most affordable travel option. Alternatively, car hire in Bournemouth can be a convenient option.
As a bustling seaside resort, there's a plethora of accommodation options from basic B&Bs to five star beachfront hotels. If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Bournemouth shop around online and book in advance for the best deals. Guesthouses and B&Bs often offer better rates than hotels, so it's worth bearing this in mind when searching for accommodation.
If you plan to holiday in Bournemouth at the end of August, you'll be able to enjoy the Bournemouth Air Festival which sees Spitfires and Red Arrows take to the skies and plenty of activity on the ground. What's more it's completely free so won't damage your wallet at all!
As it's a seaside resort you don't have to spend a fortune on activities during your Bournemouth holiday. Simply enjoy the beautiful beaches (all seven miles of them) or, weather permitting, take a dip in the sea. Bournemouth's streets are also ideal for meandering around and the city parks perfect for watching the world go by.
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