Now one of the most popular destinations in the uk with 4.8 million vistors each year, where people come to sample it's spectacular night life as well as Bournemouth boasting four Blue Flags for the cleanliness of its beaches, Green flags for the quality of its parks and a Purple flag for the night time economy!
It was also voted Best UK Resort in 2012 by Group Leisure Magazine.
There are several types of fun water sports on offer, including volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking and much more, especially since Bournemouth has the UK's first multi use Coastal Activity Park!
Bournemouth is becoming renowned worldwide for its FREE festivals and events all year round.
Bournemouth is a great base to explore, and local based tour companies offer sightseeing tours to the Jurassic Coast, Stonehenge, Salisbury, The New Forest and the Isle of White.
Bournemouth buzzes with top entertaiment, the latest bands, plays and comic acts headline at The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), The Pavilion Theatre, O2 and The Lighthouse in Poole.
So what are you waiting for........
Durdle Door is a world famous geological Wonder, with its massive rock arch, set right between Swanage and Weymouth, just along the coast path from Lulworth Cove, it is absolutely beautiful
Have a unique, personal and fun-filled day out with Dorset day Trips in a 1970's style VW camper!
Forget monaco, come to Bournemouth and get ready for one of Britain's biggest FREE, wheel themed family events across the town and seafront. From beautiful historic and classic cars to world class BMX stunts. Explore inside amazing vehicles, watch speed demonstrations from F1 cars and much much more!
With stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show. With the 5k speed of light race which takes place at dusk, the supersonic 10k, the junior 1.5k & 2k as well as the half marathan and the Bournemouth Marathan the choice is yours
Hengistbury Head is acclaimed for its diversity of wildlife and geology and is protected as a sitr of Special Scientific Interest. The land was declared a local Nature Reserve in 1990
The Bournemouth Air Festival is more than just an Air Show! Incredible display teams from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, including beach assults, awesome jets, aircraft, helicopters, fireworks plus much much more! This is all by the sea and completely FREE!!