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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. Make Bournemouth Beach a centerpiece of your Bournemouth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bournemouth trip builder site .
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  • August 21, 2017
    It's our family favorite beach and my kids love ❤️ to cone here we come here almost every year its safe clean beautiful sandy beach with lots of fun activity to do their train ride at the front of the...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Great beaches , good walking along the sea front. Fabulous fireworks on Friday night from the end of the pier. (Free event every Friday in August).  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Beach is really wide and clean. There is enough space for everyone to sit and enjoy the views. The huts are available for rent if someone decide to organise a bbq or just spend day out with family. Th...  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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