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Bournemouth - the place to be

3 things you should see in Bournemouth

Fireworks time

Summer Fireworks

Get ready to “ooh” and ahh” because it’s fireworks time in Bournemouth! People meet at the beach or Lower Gardens to watch these spectacular fireworks and enjoy the great atmosphere every Friday from 10pm during the summer period.

Coastal Activity

Coastal Activity Park

The Coastal Activity Park has everything from sports courts and water sports to dancing and yoga. Find a new hobby; join a group sports session; hire equipment, courts or classrooms; or just enjoy the stunning surroundings. With 30+ different activities currently on offer there’s something for all ages and abilities.

Old Harry Rock

Old Harry Rocks

Perfect half-day trip for visitors to the area. Take the number 50 bus and enjoy a nice (and cheap) ride from Bournemouth town centre via Sandbanks to Old Harry Rocks. The view is stunning in this amazing, natural location. Before returning to Bournemouth visit Sandbanks and experience the beautiful beach and the crystal clear water.

About Bournemouth

This vibrant, young and cosmopolitan town, with a population of around 188,000 people, is famous for miles of sandy beaches and a pleasantly mild climate. The local countryside is characterised by beautiful coastal walks as well as the picturesque New Forest. The town itself has award-winning gardens that are superb all year round and the town hosts many events during the year. Only 2 hours away from London, it is a perfect base for a day trip to visit Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Coaches and trains run several times every hour to and from London.

If you love sport, Bournemouth is the perfect destination. There are plenty of places where you can participate in sporting activities, such as the beach where you can practise windsurfing, kite surfing or beach volleyball. Several golf courses can be found, and in the New Forest you can go horse riding, kayaking or canoeing.

Many students come to Bournemouth every year and, besides learning English, they love to go out at night and enjoy the great variety of entertainment that Bournemouth offers. Nightclubs, restaurants, bars, casinos, cinemas and concert venues provide a lot of fun for everybody. For those who love to go shopping there is a wide range of shops.