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On arrival in Bournemouth, why not make your first stop the Tourist Information Centre? Conveniently located at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront and open seven days a week, the team would love to help you make the most of your stay. From providing information on things to do and see, details of festivals and events and much more. You’ll also find beautiful, locally sourced gifts on sale.

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BOURNEMOUTH GUIDE Experience and Explore

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With a fantastic selection of accommodation on offer, Bournemouth is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. Find historic towns, pretty villages, stunning coastline, national parks and rolling countryside. The area offers an exciting array of attractions, activities and experiences just waiting to be discovered.

Bournemouth is home to a variety of restaurants, cafés and bistros, from seafront eateries and award-winning fine dining, to afternoon tea and international cuisine. Don’t forget to check out our seafood restaurants and try the local fish – a must when visiting the South Coast. Read more in our eating out section on pages 70-74.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Bournemouth. Picture credits: Bournemouth Tourism, Poole Tourism, visit-dorset.com, VisitWiltshire, Purbeck Disctrict Council, New Forest District Council, Christchurch Tourism, getty images.

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Beneath Bournemouth’s impressive cliffs, you’ll find seven miles of award-winning beaches. All year around there’s so much to do, see and experience. With plenty to choose from, here are just a few ideas to help you plan and enjoy your day at the seaside. Did you know? Bournemouth’s brand new overnight Beach Lodges are due to open in Spring 2017! These mini beachside houses with an upper storey, hot showers and a kitchen are available to book for a three-day weekend or four-day mid-week getaway. Find out more at bournemouthbeachlodges.co.uk. Historic piers... Whether you’re looking for family fun or a relaxing stroll, visit our historic seaside piers. Enjoy the indoor climbing and high-wire centre, pier-toshore zip wire and family amusements at Bournemouth Pier or discover the free musical play trail and first eco mini golf, where the golf balls feed the fish at Boscombe Pier. World-class seafront… From family attractions and a historic museum-house to picturesque walks and outdoor activities – as well as beachfront cafés, restaurants and bars – Bournemouth’s coastline is the jewel in its crown. For a warm welcome to the resort, head to Pier Approach and visit the award-winning Tourist Information Centre, where a team of friendly staff will offer advice to help you make the most of your stay. Jump on board… Hop on the land train, which runs along the promenade eastwards towards Boscombe and westwards towards Alum Chine, as well as along the clifftop from Boscombe to Bournemouth Pier for stunning views of the bay. Take a ride in one of our famous cliff lifts, situated alongside the zig-zag pathways at West Cliff and Fisherman’s Walk at Southbourne. Soak up the sun… Hire a deckchair, sun lounger or beach hut – the perfect way to spend a day by the sea with family or friends. Our beach huts and funky beach pods are available for daily or weekly hire and are ideal for taking in the spectacular views, storing beach equipment or simply kicking back and watching the world go by. Discover the coast… Enjoy picturesque bay walks and magnificent views from the cliff tops. Explore Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east, land and sea based activities at Boscombe and the beautiful coastline heading west towards Alum Chine and its tropical gardens.

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the Great Outdoors

Our beautiful gardens, parks, nature reserves and open spaces offer the very best that nature has to offer, and more...

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ust a short stroll from the beach and stretching 1½ miles (passing across the town centre) lie Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Victorian gardens. These stunning gardens are considered in three parts, Lower Gardens (near to the beach and seafront), Central Gardens (by the town centre) and Upper Gardens (heading inland past the town). The gardens also host a variety of great festivals and events throughout the year. See bournemouth.co.uk for a full listing of festivals and events in 2017. The Lower Gardens are renowned for their floral bedding displays and are home to a number of attractions: the Art Exhibition at Pine Walk, an aviary, the Bandstand and an ornamental rockery just to name a few. You’ll find food and drink kiosks here as well as crazy golf to keep the family entertained. The Central Gardens, located by the town centre, are home to tennis courts, a children’s playground and the

start of the Tree Trail Walk. The Upper Gardens, located just past the Central Gardens, offer a more tranquil setting with nature trails and pretty red bridges dotted over the Bourne Stream. Just a short stroll along the coastline in either direction from the Bournemouth Pier you can discover more beautiful gardens. Boscombe Chine and Boscombe Cliff Gardens are to the east, with their fantastic mix of colour, flowers, water, trees, and wildlife. The beautiful Alum Chine Tropical Gardens, created in the 1920s, can be found to the west. Heading towards Christchurch, visit picturesque Hengistbury Head – one of the most important Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in England – boasting spectacular coastal views, a nature reserve and riverbank – as well as some very rare and special wildlife. Start your journey of discovery at the Visitor Centre where you can find out what’s on, as well as things to see, do, and look for during your visit.

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hroughout the town centre, there are a myriad of cutting edge bars, cool clubs and live music venues to suit everyone. Walk in any direction from the iconic Bournemouth Pier to reach sublime spots for food and drink with a view. You can also find the Bournemouth International Centre by Bournemouth Pier and the beautiful, vintage Art Deco Pavilion Theatre (in the town centre), which offer excellent performances and events all year around – from international pop and rock acts to dance performances, pantomimes, live comedy, West End musicals and touring shows. For more information, visit bic.co.uk/whats-on. Love to dance? Pavilion Dance South West has inspiring dance shows, family-friendly performances and a variety of classes from African dance and ballet to burlesque and parkour. Many of our local hotels also specialise in dance breaks throughout the year. The town also has a range of cinemas – including a 6D cinema, casinos, bingo halls, and comedy

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nights. Of an evening, you don’t even need to leave your lodgings with fantastic entertainment on offer at many of Bournemouth’s selection of hotels. The town centre is easily walkable but there are plenty of taxis to get you where you’re going in the fastest possible time without you missing out on any of the fun! Beyond the town centre, spaces to socialise are popping up in the neighbouring coastal villages. Visit Westbourne for the hearty pubs and easy going eateries or, for an alternative night out, why not pop over to Boscombe and Southbourne to sample their characterful boho cafés, independent bars and music venues? Charminster offers more of an international flavour, with a veritable smorgasbord of colourful bars and restaurants. Due to open in early 2017 in the town centre, is a 5 level entertainment complex known as BH2, housing a 10 screen cinema together with restaurants, shops and bistros for visitors to enjoy all year round.


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#lovebournemouth We love Bournemouth and we think you will too! Here are just a few reasons why… Love our beaches... Stretching over seven glorious miles, Bournemouth’s beaches are the perfect place to rest or play. Get your pulse racing on land or at sea – take a revitalising run on the prom or an energising paddleboard session along the shore. Breathe in invigorating sea air, soak up the sound of gently-lapping waves and feel the silky golden sand between your toes. Kick back and relax in one of our traditional beach huts dotted along the coastline, hire a sun lounger or deckchair and soak up the beautiful sea views. Love family fun… Bournemouth’s town centre and seafront is home to a wealth of attractions and entertainment venues so there’s always plenty to do with the whole family. From traditional seaside attractions and outdoor activities to live music and stage shows, there’s never a dull moment! Love our festivals and events… Bournemouth’s award-winning outdoor spaces and world-class venues host a packed programme of festivals and events throughout the year. From food and drink to culture and the arts, and even fast jets, there’s always plenty going on. Find out what’s on and when at bournemouth.co.uk. Love nature… Take a moment to discover the beauty of Bournemouth’s picturesque coast, scenic nature reserves and historic gardens. You’ll find plants and flowers basking in our temperate micro-climate and wildlife revelling in their natural habitat. Be at one with nature in Bournemouth. Love romance… Bournemouth is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Stay in luxury surroundings, dine by candlelight in awardwinning restaurants and explore miles of coastline that will take your breath away. A romantic break in Bournemouth? Don’t mind if ‘I do’! Send us images of your favourite places and what you love about Bournemouth #lovebournemouth 12

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Bournemouth and the surrounding areas offer a superb range of attractions, activities, festivals and events. Explore new places, visit your favourite family attraction, try a different activity or embark on an exciting adventure.

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hatever the time of year and whatever the weather you will never struggle to find things to discover, experience and be inspired by... There are plenty of family-friendly places to visit, including farms, wildlife centres, aquariums and theme parks based around popular children’s characters. You’ll also find arts and crafts activities at many of our attractions and activity centres. Fancy trying a new activity or sport? How about zip lining, golf, go-kart racing, indoor laser tag, high-rope activities, segways or archery – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Bournemouth and Poole’s “Coast with the Most” also offers a fantastic range of watersports to try, including surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing and power-boating, to name a few. If you’re into arts and culture, our beautiful historical Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is situated on the cliff top, with stunning views out across the sea, not to mention the fantastic décor, artwork and artefacts. For a more leisurely way to enjoy the breathtaking coastal views, book a trip on a local boat cruise or hire a private charter for the day or sit back and relax on a steam train as it takes

you through our beautiful countryside. Love the outdoors? Make the most of our historic sites, nature reserves, ancient forests, coast and countryside. Why not join a local guided tour? On foot or by bus, they’re a great way to discover hidden gems and must see locations. There are also bikes to hire – a fun, fit way to enjoy the stunning scenery and fresh sea air. Whatever the weather, there’s a great range of superb activities and attractions to keep you entertained: historic houses and gardens, galleries, castles, museums, theatres, indoor play centres, amusements, leisure centres and waterparks. The choice is endless!

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BOURNEMOUTH FESTIVAL & EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL August 31-September 3 Bournemouth seafront This award-winning free event offers four days and three nights of awesome entertainment from breathtaking air displays by the world’s greatest teams and pilots to on-the-ground entertainment, live music, night flying and action out at sea. Since 2008 the festival has welcomed more than seven million people to the UK’s leading resort. bournemouthair.co.uk.

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BOURNEMOUTH FESTIVAL & EVENT HIGHLIGHTS 2017 BOURNEMOUTH BAY RUN APRIL 2 BOURNEMOUTH BEER FESTIVAL APRIL 14 & 15 BOURNEMOUTH GIN FESTIVAL MAY 5 & 6 ART EXHIBITION AT PINE WALK MAY 20 - SEPTEMBER 10 BOURNEMOUTH 7S FESTIVAL MAY 26, 27 & 28 RACE FOR LIFE JUNE 11 BOURNEMOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 11-17 BOURNEMOUTH FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL JUNE 16-25 SOUTHBOURNE SHAKE AND STIR JUNE 29 - JULY 2 BOURNEMOUTH PRIDE FESTIVAL BOURNE FREE JUNE 30 - JULY 2 BOURNEMOUTH PIER TO PIER SWIM JULY 16 BOURNEMOUTH FRIDAY FIREWORKS AUGUST 4, ,11, 18 & 25 CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST (EXACT DATES TBC) BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON SEPTEMBER 10 BOURNEMOUTH MARATHON FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7 & 8 BOURNEMOUTH ARTS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL OCTOBER 14-21 BOURNEMOUTH AT CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER & DECEMBER FOR A FULL LISTING OF FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN THE AREA, PLEASE VISIT: BOURNEMOUTH.CO.UK OR ALTERNATIVELY CALL 01202 451734 Please note all events and dates are provisional and subject to change bournemouth.co.uk

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ith 10 miles of spectacular shoreline shared by Bournemouth and Poole, there’s no shortage of sea, sand and land on which to enjoy yourself. From high-energy watersports to rest and relaxation, there’s plenty on offer for visitors of all ages along the coast with the most. From Hengistbury Head in the east to Sandbanks in the west, this stunning stretch of coastline is home to a nature reserve, the world’s second largest natural harbour and a wide variety of beachside activities. Explore the coastline at your own pace on foot or by bike, alternatively hop on a local bus, join a guided tour or even jump on board a boat.

Adrenaline junkies can head to the waterfront at Boscombe where they’ll find a wealth of activities from surfing and stand-up paddleboarding at sea to bouldering and swingball on land. There’s also a 16-station outdoor gym located along the beach and a musical trail at Boscombe Pier. Either side of Bournemouth’s historic and picturesque pier, you’ll find super spots to surf, swim or paddle and the resort’s natural bay is the perfect place to jet ski and kite surf. Heading west along the coast into Poole, you’ll discover beautiful beaches at Sandbanks and watersports in the harbour. If you’re looking to kick back and relax, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise or hire a charter for the day.

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ake the most of your time in the resort and enjoy a bike ride or walk through Bournemouth’s stunning gardens or try out our 1½ mile cycle trail through the Central and Upper Gardens. It’s the perfect way to absorb the beautiful surroundings – seasonal flora, fauna, variety of trees and pretty red bridges. There are also plenty of walks through our gardens for you to enjoy, places to rest, information boards and trails to follow. Or why not enjoy a beautiful bike ride along Bournemouth’s promenade* and coastal roads with stunning sea views, great photo opportunities, the smell of the sea air and the wind in your hair as you cycle or walk along

our seven-mile coastline. You can visit Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east or go west along the coast and cycle to Sandbanks, stopping off at one of the many coastal cafés, bars and restaurants. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes to enjoy on our doorstep too. From the spectacular scenery and cliff-top vistas along the Jurassic Coast to the enchanting New Forest National Park with its abundance of paths and places to explore. If you haven’t brought your bike with you don’t worry as the area is home to a number of local bike hire companies that offer a range of bicycles and equipment for hire, from helmets to tag along… providing a hassle-free

cycling adventure. You can also get to know the area a little better with a fascinating guided walking tour to discover these hidden gems. Explore this guide further to help you plan the perfect day. For more information on cycling and walking visit: bournemouth.co.uk or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach, Bournemouth Seafront. Here you can pick up cycle route maps and find out about the next walking tour of Bournemouth.

*Please note cycling along the promenade is not permitted in July and August between 10am - 6pm

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he county of Dorset has it all, the stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages. Its history is both rich and vivid. There are many places to discover and explore – here is just a small selection. Nestled between Bournemouth and the World Heritage Coast lies the historic town of Poole. Get out on the water and make a splash in Europe’s largest natural harbour, discover its fascinating maritime history and take a wander along the cobbles of the Old Town to Poole’s historic quayside – here you’ll spot everything from tall ships and fishing vessels to incredible luxury powerboats. Enjoy the great outdoors on the Isle of Purbeck – a peninsula with beautiful countryside, stunning cliff-top paths and fascinating coastal features. Visit the traditional seaside resort of Swanage and picture-postcard villages such as Corfe Castle. Stretching across more than 95 miles from Old Harry

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Rocks near Swanage to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site with iconic beauty spots. Visit Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, discover fossil-filled stretches of beach including Kimmeridge Bay and the magical Chapmans Pool. To the east of Bournemouth is the market town of Christchurch with its unique location where the Stour and Avon rivers meet, it boasts another spectacular natural harbour. The town offers visitors a bustling high street, riverside walks and an 11th century priory, as well as a variety of attractions and activities. Heading inland discover the county’s many enchanting towns and villages. With their unique character, history and charm, highlights include Wimborne Minster, Wareham, Sherborne, Dorchester, Milton Abbas and many more. Discover more... Read on for more ideas and inspiration.


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Adventure Wonderland DORSET’S NUMBER ONE FAMILY THEME PARK

It’s a full day’s fun at Dorset’s number one family theme park, Adventure Wonderland, with more 30 family rides and attractions. Attractions at the park, opposite Bournemouth Airport, include The Jabberwocky, a double slithery extra slidey slide, and the hugely entertaining Water Windup. There’s also the spectacular Battle Boats water ride, Wild Bill’s Runaway Train, the ever-popular Cuddle Corner Farm and the largest natural hedge maze in the South. And a thrilling new water ride is opening at Easter. If it’s wet the kids can enjoy the vast indoor Aztec adventure play centre, Wild Thing, plus new shows in the Happydrome Theatre. Throughout the year the park welcomes a number of fabulous visiting characters and there’s also a chance to meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and Mr Rabbit. 48

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This year look out for Paw Patrol’s Skye, Marshall and Chase, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, the Gruffalo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Raph and Leo. APRIL 19: Paw Patrol’s Skye & Marshall MAY 31: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Raph & Leo AUGUST 2: Peppa Pig AUGUST 17: Paw Patrol’s Skye and Chase AUGUST 29: Fireman Sam OCTOBER 25: The Gruffalo

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n our doorstep are the neighbouring counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Home to ancient forests, enchanting cathedral cities, bustling towns and picturesque villages, with a variety of attractions, activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered. Discover the natural beauty and history of the New Forest with many activities and places to visit on foot, by bike, as part of a guided tour, by bus, car or even horseback! With its quaint villages and historic towns, there are so many places to explore throughout the New Forest from hamlets hidden deep in the forest to seaside towns and villages

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dotted along the coast. The forest is also full of roaming wildlife including the famous New Forest ponies. As well as the enchanting New Forest, the county of Hampshire is home to many towns and villages just waiting to be discovered along its coastline and throughout the beautiful countryside. The county of Wiltshire offers many places to explore, from its pretty market towns and quaint villages to areas of outstanding natural beauty and rolling countryside. Known as the “city in the countryside� Salisbury is famous for its timber-framed buildings and iconic early-English Gothic Cathedral, which

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is home to the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta. Visit nearby Somerset with its vast expanse of open countryside, villages and bustling market towns alongside a rich heritage of history and legend, as a well as popular attractions and activities. Explore this guide for further ideas and inspiration.

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ust a short walk from the beautiful sandy beaches, the pedestrianised shopping area, from Old Christchurch Road to Commercial Road is home to a wide variety of retailers. Bournemouth boasts a great selection of well-loved high street brands and labels so you can be guaranteed to find everything from clothes and shoes to toiletries and electronics, all within walking distance from the central town square. Dotted around the town, you’ll find a choice of well-known department stores offering women’s fashions, beauty, accessories and menswear, as well as

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concessions from the most popular high street and designer brands. If you’re looking for something unique, step off the beaten track and into one of our Victorian arcades where you’ll discover an eclectric mix of boutique, jeweller and independent retailers stocking home wear, arts and crafts, fashion and much more. As well as shops, Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre is packed with a fantastic mix of restaurants, cafés, nightlife, festivals and events – turning a spot of retail therapy into a great day out. With such a wide variety of activities and

leisure pursuits to try out whilst you’re here, many sports, health and dancewear retailers are always close at hand and ready to kit you out ready for your next adventure! Make sure to visit us during the winter months to experience Christmas in Bournemouth and enjoy a truly festive break. *Don’t forget…keep your eye out for the Bournemouth Town Centre Rangers. Easy to spot in distinctive red uniforms, they are always keen to help with directions, local knowledge, where to eat or upcoming events.


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outhbourne, Boscombe and Westbourne are all bustling vibrant characterful destinations in close proximity to Bournemouth Town Centre and well worth a visit! There are so many reasons to pop along to Southbourne with its pretty, coastal high street. You’ll find bistros, coffee houses and independent retailers, as well as food, health, gift and craft shops all within easy reach of the stunning Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve – a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Boscombe bustles with a selection of independent stores, cafés and Bournemouth’s only regular, open-air market (on Thursdays and Saturdays). A great destination for antique shops, retro clothing and second-hand gems, there is also a vintage market in Boscombe Arcade once a month. Be sure to take a walk down to Boscombe

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beach and try one of the many activities on offer – surfing, slacklining, paddle boarding, volleyball – before taking advantage of the healthy and delicious food and drink options to be found along the promenade. Westbourne, with its exquisite Victorian Grade II listed Arcade, offers a unique shopping experience with its hair and beauty salons, art galleries, delicatessens and independent shops and boutiques. You’ll also find an extensive range of cafés and restaurants for the perfect dining experience. Wander through Westbourne and into Alum Chine to discover the tranquil Tropical Gardens. Delight in the relaxed atmosphere of the wooded chine and magnificent sea views. Alternatively, head inland to Charminster – just a short bus or taxi ride from Bournemouth town centre with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and food stores.


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resh seafood in abundance, succulent, locallyreared beef, lamb and pork, artisan Dorset cheese and classic cream teas – no matter what your craving is, Bournemouth can satisfy it! Bournemouth’s selection of cafés, bars, bistros and restaurants are the perfect complement to your shopping break, theatre trip or holiday by the sea. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely lunch with friends, haute cuisine at a high-end hotel, family-friendly bistros or a beachfront location offering al fresco dining and beautiful sunsets, there really is something for all tastes and budgets. Try foods from around the world or take the time to sample what the local area has to offer. Enjoy international cuisine from tastes of the Mediterranean and Mexican to Asian and Brazilian food - the choice

is endless! Alternatively, experience something closer to home with our traditional Dorset cream teas offering lashings of clotted cream and delicate finger sandwiches - or fish and chips of course! Don’t forget to make room in your suitcase for some local produce to remind you of your holiday in Bournemouth. Discover a fantastic range of cheeses, wines, ciders, fudge, frozen yogurts and ice cream, not to mention locally-sourced, fresh seafood. Bournemouth is home to a host of year-round entertainment and with a mix of well-known bars and nightclubs as well as quirky independent taverns and stylish lounges, you’ll be sure to enjoy a great night out. Watch one of our local mixologists create the perfect cocktail or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try our local ales!

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From beautiful beach front hotels, national chains and family run guest accommodation to independent hotels, stylish boutiques, B&Bs and great self-catering options, there really is something for everyone and you’ll be sure of a warm welcome. Bournemouth Tourism can help you find the perfect place to stay – visit our Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach on Bournemouth’s seafront or call the friendly team on

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01202 451734 for help and advice. Bournemouth Tourism’s website bournemouth.co.uk showcases a wide range of accommodation options with contact details, photographs, further information about the properties and links to individual websites. The home page at bournemouth. co.uk also features special offers throughout the year promoting spring breaks, summer offers, winter escapes and Christmas getaways.

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USEFUL INFORMATION TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA Open seven days a week. Closed Christmas day. Jan – March, Nov and Dec: Daily 10am-4pm April – June, Sept and Oct: Daily 10am-5pm July and August: Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm Tel: 01202 451734 Email: info@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: bournemouth.co.uk

BEACH INFORMATION Seafront Information Offices located along the seafront promenade. Only open seasonally. Tel: 01202 451781 Email: bournemouth.seafront@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: bournemouth.co.uk/beach Barbecues Allocated BBQ areas along the seafront. Permission is needed for BBQs with 30 or more people. All year around BBQ zone (after 6pm) located at the bottom of the East Cliff Lift. Beach Huts Daily and weekly hire available from Alum Chine to Southbourne. For more information visit bournemouthbeachhuts.co.uk. Cycling Cycling on the promenade is not permitted in July and August between 10am and 6pm. Dogs on Beaches Dogs are not permitted on Bournemouth’s main beach zones from May to September. However dogs are permitted in allocated zones, please contact the Tourist Information Centre for details.

Taxis PRC Streamline Taxis prcstreamline.co.uk Tel: 01202 373737 United Taxis 556677.com Tel: 01202 556677 Airport Bournemouth International Airport bournemouthairport.com Tel: 01202 364000 Bournemouth Airport Shuttle Bus bybus.co.uk Tel: 01202 636110

BOURNEMOUTH TOWN CENTRE INFORMATION Cash Point Cash points throughout the town centre. Available at all banks located on Old Christchurch Road. Public Toilets Lower Gardens Located just off the town centre on the right hand side. Bournemouth Pier Located at the entrance to the Pier. Supermarkets Lidl Old Christchurch Road Marks & Spencer’s food hall Commercial Road Tesco Express The Triangle Tesco Metro Bourne Avenue

Facilities Deck chairs, land train, cliff lifts, beach offices, lifeguard stations, beach huts, accessible facilities, children’s play area, waterplay area and Boscombe mini-golf.

Public Library Bournemouth Library 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Chemists Located in Boots on Commercial Road and Old Christchurch Road.

Website: bournemouth.gov.uk/gettingabout Public transport information for Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area. Including information on cycling, walking, bus, taxi, coach and rail travel. Bus City Sightseeing citysightseeing-bournemouth.co.uk Tel: 01202 557007 morebus morebus.co.uk Tel: 01202 338420 Yellow Buses bybus.co.uk Tel: 01202 636110 Rail South West Trains southwesttrains.co.uk Tel: 0345 6000 650

Post Office Located in WHSmith on Old Christchurch Road.

Access Information Mobility Hire GE Bridge & Co Old Christchurch Road Tel: 01202 204802 Disabled Toilets Lower Gardens Located just off the town centre on the right hand side. Pier Approach Located to the west of Pier Approach, next to the amusements.

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