A combination of the weather with the beach is the main reason why so many Brits flock to Bournemouth during the summer months. Even with the weather being distorted throughout Western and Northen Europe, you will most definitely find days to apply that sunblock and worship the sun. Get to know a little bit about the sea from Bournemouth airport, to the Bournemouth shed and beach huts. You’ll easily get a room that is beautifully decorated and your child can have their own space (and TV!). The owners at the hotels in this part of the world made you very welcome. It’s like being at home.
Just north of the town you will find Castlepoint Shopping Centre, a brand new, two storey shopping park. All the best and biggest stores are brought together here, so you can shop till you drop! During the summer, there are many activities that take place in the town centre and surrounding beaches like “Sands on the Beach” which is held in Sandbanks. You can listen to live music concerts, have an evening picnic on the beach and watch spectacular firework displays that light up the sky. With two cinemas in Bournemouth town centre, and a multiplex and arts cinema in Poole, you’ll have a great choice of films whatever your tastes.
The Bournemouth resort hotel we chose, had a dramatic cliff top seafront location, is adjacent to the Bournemouth International Centre and within walking distance to the charming town centre. Newly refurbished rooms feature air conditioning, ensuite bathroom, mini-bar, luxurious bedding and high-speed Internet. Nearby and to the north are the larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth. These rocks you see in the pictures are incredible. Once it was believed that the rocks were once connected to The Needles on the Isle of Wight. Perfect location in centre of town and only five minutes’ walk through gardens to Bournemouth’s beautiful beach. Full leisure facilities including indoor pool, restaurant and bar.
Bournemouth beach is the longest beach in England. This is a town that is known – well, from what we hear – for Speed Cameras! From here the Sandbanks chain ferry crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour linking to yet more sandy beaches at Shell Bay and Studland. Bournemouth beach is a lovely walk via the cliff top and down the zig-zag to the famous golden sands. Bournemouth International Centre is under a mile away and there is the additional delight of an exciting walk to Bournemouth town centre by way of the seaside promenade and beach front. Bournemouth Beach is zoned into colour coded areas so you can find areas of dog-friendly beach, dog-free beach, smoking free and barbecue areas on the beach. At various places along the seafront in Boscombe and Bournemouth are Bournemouth’s famous beach huts.
Close to the beach are toilet facilities and a small shop selling refreshments and snacks. Indeed, the Sunday Times newspaper recently included some of Bournemouth’s boutiques in its guide to the best shops in Britain. Bournemouth also has over 250 restaurants serving up a whole range of world cuisine from the traditional fish and chips to Lebanese, Thai and Greek dishes, and numerous pavement cafes from which to relax and watch the world go by.
There are non-smoking areas where sun lovers can enjoy the sun in a clean, smoke-free environment. Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months and must be leashed on the promenade. Many areas of the beach are also dog-free, glass-free and barbecues are also permitted in some zones. The Bournemouth RNLI Beach Rescue Teams and lifeguards are always on-hand and many Bournemouth seafront staff are also nearby if you require assistance. While staying at the Langtry Manor Hotel you will undoubtedly want to visit Bournemouth and the local area. One of the main attractions in Bournemouth is the golden strip of beach front.