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Golden beaches, fresh air, and the warmest weather in Britain combine to make Bournemouth a delightful spot for a seaside staycation. Pamper yourself in the spas which made the town famous, enjoy the great British summer on the clean beaches, or dance the night away in the lively bars and nightclubs.

Bournemouth has been a popular holiday destination since the 19th Century. During the Victorian era writers such as DH Lawrence and Tolkein were regular visitors, and Thomas Hardy described the resort as “a Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel.”  Nowadays Bournemouth is known for being more bohemian than other seaside towns in the South of England, and it’s sometimes nicknamed BoMo. 

Bill Bryson once commented that there are an amazing number of hotels in Bournemouth, and he’s not wrong. From budget hostels to luxury hotels, there’s something to suit all budgets, and plenty of flights to Bournemouth.  Although Bournemouth is small enough to get around on foot, its neighbourhoods all have their own unique feel.

Town Centre

Most of Bournemouth’s town centre is pedestrianised, making it a good place to do a bit of shopping before relaxing in one of the many tea rooms or gardens. There are some sights worth seeing, including St Peter’s Church: home to Mary Shelley’s tomb. The town centre really comes to life at night, as the various pubs and nightclubs open their doors to revellers.

The Triangle

This bohemian neighbourhood is home to some of the trendiest pubs, cafes, and restaurants in Bournemouth, and is one of the best spots for nightlife. The Triangle is known for its LGBT community, and is a favourite hang-out for the city’s creative types.  After checking out the artisan espresso bars, but before heading to the real ale pubs, pay a visit to The Bournemouth Library where work by local artists is often on display.

Seafront

Bournemouth’s promenade is lined with restaurants and hotels, all with magnificent views over the Dorset coast. The seven mile long beach is one of the safest in Britain, and holds more blue flags than any other beach in the UK. It’s a favourite spot for surfers, and there are water-sports schools dotted throughout the town. Don’t forget a stroll along Boscombe pier: the Grade II listed building was called Britain’s Coolest Pier by fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, and in 2010 it was voted Pier of the Year.

Westbourne

Known locally as “the village”, Westbourne is a quaint neighbourhood full of independent boutiques, discerning delis, and luxurious day spas. It’s the place to pick up this season’s designer must-have as well as some local fare. The nightlife in Westbourne is quite low key, so if you aren’t a party animal it might be worth staying in this part of town.

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