We all want to discover Bournemouth - when it is safe to do so. From 8th March national restrictions will gradually be lifting and we all from Linkbay Properties cannot wait to welcome you all back to our beautiful part of the country. Bournemouth offers great opportunities to explore miles of golden sandy beaches and a variety of attractions from buzzing nightlife, restaurants, shops, events, and endless natural beauty. Let's explore the best things to do in Bournemouth this summer!
1. Have a picnic on the beach
Seven miles of golden sands and Mediterranean feel! No wonder that Bournemouth Beach won number 1 beach in the UK and 20th in the world by Tripadvisor Awards 2021. All beaches are accessible from the Cliff Top via zig-zag paths or by one of the Victorian Cliff Lifts. It is a perfect place to bring your friends and family and relax with the sand beneath your feet.
2. Discover the Best Restaurants
What should also be on your radar are Bournemouth’s best restaurants. Whether you are looking for casual or fine dining, you won´t be disappointed!
NEO Restaurant - fine dining with a fantastic view!
Koh Thai Tapas - Thai + tapas = a surprising match made in heaven.
Crab at Bournemouth - incredible seafood!
Aruba Bar & Restaurant - a tropical Caribbean twist to the UK coast.
Urban Reef - a relaxed fusion of café, bar, and deli located right on the beachfront.
Ojo Rojo - rustic tapas restaurant with great Mexican street food.
Terroir Tapas - quirky décor, zero-waste philosophy, and mainly meat-free menu.
The Libertine - a varied menu of British classics
3. Go Out!
There is always something to do during the day and this certainly doesn't end when the sun goes down. With something going on every night of the week in bars, clubs, and pubs, it is no wonder that Bournemouth is well known for its lively nightlife.
Are you looking for cocktails overlooking the beach? You can step off the sand and sink into a sangria. You will feel like you are watching the sun goes down on Miami Beach.
4. Visit Bournemouth Air Festival
Air Festival is definitely one of the must-visit in Bournemouth! Since its formation in 2008, the festival claims to have entertained over ten million people. The festival usually takes place in late August, over four days, including night air displays with live music.
5. Go For a Trip
Dorset South Coast offers endless natural beauty. Make sure you visit some of the most scenic coastlines in southern England! Travel to the famous Jurassic Coast - Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Hengisbury Head, or Old Harry Rocks. You won't be disappointed!
6. Have Afternoon Tea at a Museum
Bournemouth has a unique historical and cultural offering and at its heart is the inimitable Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. This Italian-style villa was the home of two Victorian collectors and travel enthusiasts, Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes. These days, it is a museum and art gallery located on a cliff-top with stunning panoramic views of the sea. There is also a little Café Gallery where you can enjoy your afternoon tea surrounded by art.
7. Go to a Football Match
Vitality Football Stadium in Bournemouth is a must-visit for all football fans!! The capacity here is 11 500 seats. Tickets for Bournemouth games can be bought online, over the phone, or in person at the ticket office at the Vitality Stadium.
8. Meet the Shark
The Oceanarium is the perfect all-weather attraction. From stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles, and brightly colored clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish, and the weirdly wonderful octopus – they are all waiting to be discovered!
9. Go On a Park Date
Here in Bournemouth, you can discover 2,000 acres of parks and gardens! The gardens in the town center are grade II listed and date back to the Victorian era. There are plenty of golf courses and other green spaces. You will also find a tropical paradise and nature reserve.
10. Visit Sandbanks
Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour. Sandbanks Beach is of the highest quality with fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, perfect for a family day out at the seaside.