Bournemouth is the place to go for a classic British sea front. It may not have the most busy and thriving town and nightlife, but its huge stretch of golden sand more than make up for its calm streets. Don’t get me wrong, Bournemouth is far from derelict, it’s filled with chain restaurants and shops and a beautiful garden leading from the town to the beach, but it’s definitely a calm place. There’s not much of a hustle and bustle here, granted, we were out of season, but for a break, Bournemouth is the perfect place.
Bournemouth’s huge beachfront is lined with hundreds of multi coloured beach huts which can be hired out when you visit.
Bournemouth’s beach is the ultimate relaxing destination, it’s a place to truly unwind and lay back from the bustle of a city.
On a windier day, if you’re feeling active, you can squeeze into a wet suit and join surfers, as Bournemouth has some huge waves.
With such an inviting seafront, of course you can eat with a sea view and Bournemouth restaurants perfect for foodies.
A huge Harry Ramsden’s restaurant sits seafront for all of your fish and chip needs, or for something a little further a field, walk across the seafront towards Boscombe, to the Urban Reef Seafront Restaurant, a charming place full of character with a great view of the seafront.
Or for something a little more ordinary, head into the town, especially if you’re a literature buff.
Yes, a Wetherspoons named after Mary Shelley herself.
If you’re looking for a relaxing British escape, Bournemouth is a laid-back, calm option that you should definitely consider. A day or two here is enough to see the sights and to have a few long seafront sits. It’s more than worth a visit.
Looking for something a little more lively? Check out my travel guide on Brighton by clicking here.