About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a premier holiday resort with miles of sandy beaches, national parks nearby and excellent shopping and leisure facilities.  Tourism and education are major industries but the town is also a centre for banking, insurance and high-tech industries.  Bournemouth is within easy reach of London and has good communication links with other parts of Britain.  The area to the west of Bournemouth, known as the Jurassic Coast, is designated as a World Heritage Site and is famous for its geological importance and beauty. The area is favoured with a warmer than average climate for Britain and offers an excellent learning environment.

Bournemouth is a major holiday and leisure town in the UK and you will have a wide choice of activities to choose from during your stay.

Key places of interest near Bournemouth:


For further information about the County of Dorset, please also see the Visit Dorset and Visit Bournemouth websites.  You can also look through this beautiful Picture Book which gives a flavour of what Bournemouth has to offer.