Attractions

Beach in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth's sandy shoreline regularly clocks up seaside awards. It stretches from Southbourne in the far east to Alum Chine in the west – an immense promenade backed by some 3000 deckchairs, ornamental gardens, ki…
Museum in Bournemouth

Russell-Cotes

Ostentation oozes from almost every inch of this arresting structure – a mash-up of Italianate villa and Scottish baronial pile. It was built at the end of the 1800s for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes as somewhere t…
Gardens in Bournemouth

Alum Chine

Bournemouth's 1920s heyday is beautifully evoked at a subtropical enclave containing plants from the Canary Islands, New Zealand, Mexico and the Himalayas; their bright-red bracts, silver thistles and purple flowers…
Heritage Railway in Bournemouth

West Cliff Lift Railway

Built in 1908 to link Bournemouth's steep but relatively low cliffs to the beach, the West Cliff Lift Railway regularly trundles up and down a short section track.
Beach in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach Huts

Some 200 brightly painted beach huts are available for hire. They come equipped with three deckchairs and a gas stove.
Heritage Railway in Bournemouth

East Cliff Lift Railway

First built in 1908, this historic railway is closed indefinitely – possibly permanently – following extensive damage in a landslide.