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…
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

East Cliff Lift Railway

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


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…
Beach in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach Huts

Brightly painted beach huts that are available for hire.