in and around Bournemouth
Bournemouth is home to the globally renowned Jurassic Coastline World Heritage Site, a 95-mile (153 km) area of outstanding fossil localities and stunning rock and cliff formations, including the famous arched Durdle Door.
The New Forest National Park, a royal playground for William the Conqueror, remains largely unchanged with miles and miles of unspoilt ancient landscapes, wild ponies and deer, disused railways and leafy lanes.
Just a short stroll from the beach through our beautiful gardens is Bournemouth’s shopping district, which features individual boutique shops, alongside big high street brands.
Bournemouth also supports a range of watersports, suitable for both beginners to fanatics. If the sea is too cold, visitors can head over to Splashdown or Littledown to enjoy their indoor facilities and plunging slides.
For an unforgettable experience, guests can visit some of the fantastic attractions in the surrounding towns and villages. There’s always something to keep the kids entertained, from famous farms and wildlife parks to arts and crafts activities.
See our top local attractions below.