About Bournemouth

For those of you heading into Bournemouth for the Jazz festival here is a little more about what the town has on offer between gigs…

Bournemouth to Sandbanks beach

Bournemouth – The Coastal Resort

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort on the south coast of England boasting 7 miles of sandy beaches and promenade stretching from Christchurch in east to Poole in the west. The location of Bournemouth is a great place to access the historical harbour at Poole, the New Forest, the beautiful county of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast, a 96-mile World Heritage Site directly to the west.

As a resort town Bournemouth offers a wide range of award winning accommodation including guest houses, privately owned hotels as well as nationwide hotel chains. Bournemouth also boasts a cosmopolitan array of boutiques and national retail outlets.

Bournemouth Pier and Approach

Bournemouth is filled with Victorian architecture and is also home to Bournemouth Pier first built in 1856 then upgraded to a 1000 foot pier resembling the pier you see today in 1861. Bournemouth pier has gone through several refurbishments over the years and remains a focal point for visitors to the town. The pier approach which leads iin from Bournemouth Gardens was modernised in 2015 to include a water fountain feature for kids to play in, a performance area where the IMAX cinema once stood and an obstacle course with climbing wall and a zip line which is housed on the pier itself.

Bournemouth Gardens

The warm climate in Bournemouth allows for a wide variety plant species to thrive in Bournemouth Gardens. The gardens stretch for approximately 3.5km and include rock gardens, an aviary and plant species from 3 continents.

Climate in Bournemouth

Due to its location on the south coast, Bournemouth has a mild climate which has moderate variations in annual and daily temperatures, often enjoying temperatures several degrees higher than areas only a few mile to the north of the town. As you might expect the warmest months are July and August, while the coolest months are January and February. Rainfall in Bournemouth is well below the national average for the UK.

To learn more about what Bournemouth has to offer, visit the Bournemouth Tourism Website.

Travel links

Travel links to Bournemouth are excellent with a Dual Carriageway link to the M27 and M3 via Ringwood and Southampton as well as regular Coach links, a centrally located Railway Station and for those coming from further away there is Bournemouth International Airport located at Hurn just 15 minutes from the town centre by taxi.

Bournemouth Conurbation

With Poole to the west and Christchurch to the east Bournemouth has grown to become the largest conurbation in Dorset offering a large choice of entertainment and music venues.  The Bars, Clubs and Restaurants in Bournemouth include a range of traditional as well as ethnic eating and entertainment all mixed together throughout the town and easy walking distance from each other.

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