The delightful seaside town of Bournemouth stretches out for seven miles along the southern coast of Dorset. It has a traditional appeal, encapsulated by the sight of painted beach huts and amusement arcades. Enthusiastic stag groups and aged tourists share space on the golden sands and look forward to evenings at the local entertainment venues. There's something for everyone in beautiful Bournemouth.
Those of you with an interest in cultural heritage will find plenty to see and do in Bournemouth. You could begin with a tour of the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. This grand exhibition centre is a prominent feature on the cliffs overlooking Bournemouth bay. It acts as the showcase for a variety of fine paintings and fascinating Japanese artefacts. Comprehensive tours are conducted by the museum staff on a daily basis.
You can further your knowledge of Bournemouth's local history with a visit to the Waterfront Museum. View the spectacular winged seaplanes and the Iron Age Long boat which was discovered during a historical survey of Poole harbour. Then observe magnificent moray eels, turtles and sharks in the Bournemouth Oceanarium.
Those of you who visit Bournemouth during the peak summer months will undoubtedly be tempted to spend time on the beach. You may build sand castles, enjoy family picnics or lay back and catch the perfect tan. Alternatively you can have a go at extreme surfing, jet skiing and power-boating under the professional guidance of the local instructors.
You'll probably be in need of some food after trying the water based activities. Thankfully there is a good range of reputable restaurants in the town centre. You can take your pick from Mediterranean, English and Indian dishes. The gastronomic delights may be rounded off with refreshing pint of real at the traditional pubs of Bournemouth. Alternatively you could listen to some live music at one of the local concert venues.
Today Bournemouth offers a range of tourist attractions to keep you busy during your stay and one of our many serviced apartments available can help it feel like a real home from home.
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