Must-see attractions in Bournemouth

  • Detail of Bournemouth Pier and crowded beach.

    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…

  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth - stock photo
Bournemouth, UK. Saturday 26 September 2020. Turrets of the historic Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum building among other buildings 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bournemouth Beach Huts


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

  • East Cliff Lift Railway


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