Bournemouth City Guide

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth is a large seaside resort town on the southern tip of the United Kingdom. It is most famous for its sandy beaches stretching for 7 miles, and also for its crystal clear waters. The waters are excellent for water sports, in particular wind surfing and kite surfing. The pier is the starting off point for boat rides and there you can also find a small shopping center and some restaurants. The city’s only major museum is the Russel-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, with a beautiful collection of 19th century artwork as well as Japanese artifacts. The interior is worth seeing alone because of its lavish decoration in the Victorian style. The famous St. Peter’s Church here is where Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) is buried with her husband’s heart. A nice experience of the city from above is offered by the Bournemouth Eye which offers tethered hot air balloon rides. The city offers many different dining options, most of which are concentrated in the town center. The Charminster and Boscombe areas are also nice for fine cuisine. At night the city has a lively bar scene and is one of the UK’s most popular clubbing destinations. The town has its own professional football club, AFC Bournemouth, as well as a professional rugby club and cricket club.