Type:Towns & Villages

Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA


Stay in Bournemouth to breathe in the fresh sea air and soak up the vibes while you discover a bustling town where you’re sure to create epic family memories you’ll treasure forever.

Explore our beautiful parks, gardens, nature reserves and miles of stunning beaches. Our town centre and coastal villages offer a host of attractions, activities, entertainment, shopping and eating out experiences all year round. 

From the striking historic museum house, Russell-Cotes Museum & Arts Gallery, to plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, our coastline offers something for everyone. Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf offers 18 holes of fun and adventure all year round.

The town also boasts a year-round programme of festivals and events. Bournemouth’s signature events include the annual Bournemouth Air Festival and Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland, adding some seasonal festive sparkle to the town. With a wealth of accommodation from B&Bs and guesthouses to boutique hotels and four-star luxury, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. 

On the doorstep you can explore the New Forest National Park and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and other areas of Dorset.

With all this plus a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of restaurants and cafés, Bournemouth is the must-visit destination to relax, rejuvenate, reconnect and make you smile!

For travel information visit our transport page.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Coast with the Most!

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bournemouth is centrally located on the south coast and serviced by good road links. Easily accessible via the M3/M27 from the East and via the A35 from the West.


Public Transport Directions

Bournemouth train station offers excellent links across the country, with regular services to London Waterloo throughout the day. It also offers strong transport links via coach, bus and taxi.  The town has its own airport (Bournemouth International) and close to Poole Ferry Port.

For more information please visit our transport page


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