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, you will find yourself in the heart of Bournemouth’s shopping district, which features individual boutique shops, alongside big high street brands.
Make a splash and dip your toes in the ocean, take a surf lesson or give body boarding a try. Bournemouth supports a range of watersports, from beginners to fanatics. If the sea is too cold for you, then head over to Splashdown or Littledown to enjoy their indoor facilities and plunging slides.
For an experience you will never forget, 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.
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