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43 Best Bournemouth Attractions Every Tourist Must See

To escape to the seaside in England isn’t easy to do when the weather is so unpredictable, but Bournemouth is still one of the nicest coastal towns that Britain has to offer. Seven miles of golden sand attract people to this town all year around, and it has been a popular holiday destination since the Victorian era. The appeal is universal, and though you might be more likely to catch a spot of rain than sunshine, bright and beautiful Bournemouth is still a perfect place to kick back with good food, good company and good vibes.

43 Most Popular Attractions in Bournemouth

1. Vitality Stadium

  • Prices vary by match
  • +44 344 576 1910
  • Vitality Stadium, King's Park Drive, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

2. Playgolf Bournemouth

  • £130-£650
  • +44 1202 436436
  • Playgolf Bournemouth, Riverside Avenue, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily

3. Gallery 65

  • Free
  • +44 1202 922340
  • Gallery 65, Seamoor Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon 10am-3pm Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

4. Pelhams Park Leisure Centre

  • £26
  • +44 1202 055501
  • Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Manor Farm Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu 6-10pm Fri 6-9pm Sat-Sun 8-7pm

5. Lollipops Play Cafe Bournemouth

  • £2-£6
  • +44 1202 766710
  • Lollipops play cafe, Landseer Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9:45am-5pm Sat 9am-3pm

6. Activate Trampoline Park

  • £10
  • +44 1202 001300
  • Activate Indoor Trampoline Park, Haviland Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 10am-7pm

7. Oasis Fun

  • £4-£6
  • +44 1202 311611
  • Oasis Fun Bournemouth, Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 10am-11pm

8. Camouflage Paintball

  • £5-£50
  • +44 800 328 4112
  • Camouflage Paintball Bournemouth, Christchurch Road, Christchurch, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9-5pm
  • 1

9. Lower Gardens

  • Free
  • +44 1202 451629
  • Lower Gardens, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily
  • 1

10. Knighton Heath Golf Club

  • £367.50-£1,018.50
  • +44 1202 572633
  • Knighton Heath Golf Club, Francis Avenue, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily

11. Boscombe Pier

  • Free
  • Boscombe Pier, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily
  • 1

12. Ice Skate Bournemouth

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 7375 401744
  • Ice Skate Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10:30am-10:30pm

13. Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth

  • Free
  • +44 1202 553790
  • Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth, Westover Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily

14. Bliss Aviation

  • £160-£240
  • +44 1202 590800
  • Bliss Aviation, Aviation Way, Christchurch, United Kingdom
  • Daily

15. Laser Quest Bournemouth

  • £5.95-£11.95
  • +44 1202 556888
  • Laser Quest, Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10-10pm Sun 10- 9pm

Top Attractions

The Bournemouth Beach has lifeguards all along the seven miles during the summer season, with cliff lifts available in three places. There is a Land Train running along the Promenade, just above the sand-line and the oldest Beach Huts in the world are right here.

Bournemouth Pier has an amusement Arcade at the entrance, and a pleasant walk of 3 km will get you to the Boscombe Pier, with its musical trail and eco-mini golf.

Kids & Family

There are lots of things for the kids to do in Bournemouth area. Try Camouflage Paintball, or they may prefer the Oceanarium to see the marine life, or take them to Fun Central for a day of fun.

Shopping & Nightlife

There are plenty of shopping centres in Bournemouth with neighboring towns such as Boscombe, Poole and Christchurch offering supporting roles. A number of markets are active as well. The (Royal) Arcade is one Bournemouth centre that is popular. Also look at The Triangle for an active cultural zone that has a lively after dark presence. The centre of town, The Square and the western section, Westbourne are also attractive places.

Day Tours

Take a trip out to the Isle of Wight, just off the coast, or a trip to Wales, and the city of Cardiff. The beautiful Blenheim Palace is also a very popular destination. Bath is also not very far away.

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