Bournemouth’s fabulous stretch of sandy beach is genuinely breathtaking - and perfect for the simple pleasures of a bucket and spade. But if you like your seaside stays a little more active, there’s plenty of things to do in the sea, from surfing to kayaking and paddle-boarding. They're all available to try at the Sorted Watersports Centre. They even offer bike hire for those wanting to see the full 7 miles of beach on 2 wheels.
There’s plenty of fun to be had on the piers too, from a round of mini-golf on the recently restored Boscombe Pier, with its specially hand-crafted musical instruments. Then there's the exhilarating Pierzip zip-wire ride at Bournemouth Pier. It's a thrilling way to get from pier to shore, 25 metres above the waves. It’s part of RockReef, an all weather adventure sports centre with indoor climbing walls, drop slides and much more.
Stroll through Bournemouth’s gorgeous, 2 mile long Gardens, dotted with attractions such as tennis courts, mini-golf, a bandstand, art installations, and (most importantly) ice-cream kiosks.
For a more peaceful day out, explore the Russell-Cotes house, gallery and garden on the cliff top, filled with objects and art from the Russell-Cotes' family travels around the world in the early 19th century.