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Explore Bournemouth (Dorset) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Bournemouth is a large seaside resort on the south coast in Dorset, sitting between Poole and Christchurch to the west and east respectively. The town centre is large and just away from the seafront with wide selection of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. Bournemouth's coastline stretches for just over 11km (7 miles) from Poole Sandbanks to Christchurch Harbour and comprises of golden sandy beaches backed by cliffs. These cliffs are divided by a number of chines which provide natural access to the shore. August is always busy with the annual Bournemouth Air Festival providing spectacular air displays and evening entertainment.

Bournemouth Dorset Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Boscombe Pier Beach

The Parkstone and Heatherlands Pub

Boscombe Pier

WestBeach Bar and Restaurant

The Nightjar Pub

Southbourne Beach

Bournemouth Beach Hut Hire

Bistro on the Beach

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Durley Chine Beach

Bournemouth East Cliff Beach

Russel Cotes Art Gallery and Museum