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Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth

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Clean and tidy, Bournemouth Beach features a long stretch of sand lapped by gentle blue waves. Spend a day of fun in and out of the water at this award-winning coastline that includes over 11 km (7 mi) of family-friendly beaches. Nestled beneath a protective cliff line, this part of the coast enjoys its own microclimate and boasts some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK. Hike to the top of the cliffs for a sweeping view toward the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. You can rent deck chairs, sunbeds, and umbrellas at several spots along the beach, and a number of nearby stalls and cafes sell ice cream and light snacks. Our Bournemouth trip builder makes visiting Bournemouth Beach and other Bournemouth attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We stayed at Bournemouth for four days, we used the west beach every day during our stay. We've never seen a beach kept so clean, plus the surrounding roads. Every day large quantities of the sand is ...  more »
  • Great blue flag beach. Promenade runs for miles - great for a flat walk. Lots of places to get a drink or something to eat and toilets at regular intervals.  more »
  • Bournemouth beach is a lovely clean beach with nice shallow waters for paddling. All along the promenade are places to eat and drink and there are free public toilets on the pier. A family favourite, ...  more »

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Where to stay in Bournemouth

For a relaxing experience near Bournemouth's major attractions, book your rooms at a "country house" hotel in the very heart of this picturesque coastal town. Located inside heritage-rich buildings, these hotels are renowned for their luxurious rooms, excellent customer service, and outstanding contemporary cuisine. As a more affordable but no less comfortable option, consider staying at one of many boutique hotels, which feature modern bistros with indoor and outdoor seating, and menus that source fresh ingredients from local suppliers.
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