Bournemouth is one of the top destinations for coach holidays in the UK, we take thousands of people to this relaxing, beautiful part of England every year – it was our 4th most visited destination last year – so in this blog, we thought we’d share exactly why it is such a great place to visit, and the types of things you might do on a coach holiday.
This is an obvious one, but one of the biggest attractions for Bournemouth is the wonderful miles of beach it has to offer – 7 miles to be precise. They’re award winning beaches with 4 Blue Flag awards being given to Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk and Southbourne, plus Bournemouth and Boscombe beaches have won at the Seaside Awards, part of the Keep Britain Tidy initiative!
The golden sands and lush turquoise seas, colourful beach huts and family friendly areas are what make these some of the best beaches in Britain.
Gardens and Parks
Although Bournemouth is a seaside resort, it is famed for the wonderful gardens and parks in the area. There’s 2,000 acres of vibrant gardens and parks ready and waiting for you to explore. From the 3 tiered Bournemouth Gardens, the tropical gardens at Alum Chine to Boscombe Chine Gardens and Italianate Gardens, there’s so many to lose yourself in, surrounded by magnificent flora.
Bournemouth’s Gardens are renowned for retaining their Victorian charm, whilst Alum Chine boasts an award winning tropical garden with some very unusual plants. Boscombe Gardens have recently undergone a £2 million makeover to renovate its Victorian roots.
This isn’t all of them though as there’s also The Rock Garden, built in 1930, which is one of the largest rock gardens in the country. It hosts a selection of flowers and plants that grow in alpine and rocky areas of the world, creating a very unique collection.
Get Closer to Nature
Bournemouth plays host to 3 nature reserves, offering calming walks through the countryside, surrounded by some of the areas wonderful wildlife. You can visit Stour Valley, Kinson Common and Turbury Common.
History & Culture
This seaside resort is steeped in history with its strong Victorian heritage, its popularity with Norman Kings and the many dinosaur remains found along the cliffs. The town was founded in the 1800s with influential members of society including Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes, who were famous collectors and their house is now a museum, displaying their finds.
Bournemouth is home to some fine art, thanks to Russell-Cotes wonderful museum, the Bournemouth International Centre and the Pavilion Dance South West. You can find artefacts at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, which aims to promote study and interest in all divisions of history and natural science.
This beautiful town has so much to offer is guests, providing you with scenery, nature and culture – what more could you possibly ask for?