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Bournemouth: Why we Love Living on the South Coast

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It’s no secret that Bournemouth is a beautiful place. Bournemouth is regarded as one of the top holiday destinations in the UK. It is home to luscious beaches, amazing restaurants and the world’s first and only Pier-to-shore zipline, we’re serious!

Feeling in a particularly ‘patriotic’ mood we thought, what better than a small list to highlight the best things about living on the historic South-Coast.

Bournemouth Beaches

Scattered with gloriously colourful beach huts and quality restaurants, the beaches contribute massively to the glowing reputation of Bournemouth. Along the beach you can find activities for all the family, including arcades, beach sports and the previously mentioned Pier-to-shore zipline. The beaches are, without a doubt, the main reason that Bournemouth is so popular amongst tourists. Looking at this picture below, it’s easy to see why.

Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach

Taste of the seaside

One meal springs to mind when you think of the sunny English coast. Fish and chips! For this, there is arguably no better place than the award winning Harry Ramsdens. Located on the promenade, it is perfect if you wanted to grab some chips and take a stroll by the shore.

If you fancy something a bit more romantic there is a fine selection of highly rated restaurants, including the highly regarded NEO restaurant. Located just over the road from the beach and arcades it is surrounded by bars and hotels. With music every Friday evening and a delicious menu on offer, NEO is a must when you’re in town.

Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth’s hub for high key events, musical performances and trade shows. Offering a variety of experiences throughout the year, the BIC will be sure to keep you entertained whether you live locally or you’re just visiting. Previous performers include comedian Lee Evans and R&B singer Ne-Yo. So, whether you want a rib-tickling laugh or great music, visit the BIC event page to see what’s happening around the time of your visit!

Clubs, pubs and sports

Bournemouth is very well known for its buzzing night life and great selection of bars and clubs. Most famously, Halo, which is a re-furbished church which has now turned into Dorset’s most high profile club. Don’t worry if Halo isn’t your cup of tea. There are plenty of other boozers and venues to let your hair down in, including Cameo, Walkabout and Vodka Revs, just to name a few.

If sports is more your thing then there are plenty of sports dedicated pubs in the area. We even have a pool and snooker bar. Sharkey’s, located on Old Christchurch Road, is highly popular for students and sports fans, especially now that AFC Bournemouth have reached the Barclays Premier League. With both English and American style tables, PlayStation’s, Beer Pong and HD screens scattered around the bar area, this is the perfect place to watch your favourite sport and have a few drinks with your friends.

Sharkeys bar in Bournemouth
Sharkeys bar in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Air Festival

Once a year, around one million visitors flock to the coast to watch one of the most incredible displays in the UK. The air show is free and has been a major tourist attraction since 2008. Famous for its magnificent Red Arrows and colourful smoke, the Bournemouth Air Festival includes some truly remarkable pilot’s stunts. Boasting performances from Parachute display teams, War planes and even wing walkers! This show makes spectacular viewing for all the family.

If you don’t live in Bournemouth, this should convince you to come and visit more often! If you do, then you know how lucky you are!

Red Arrows in the sky at Bournemouth Air Show
Action from Bournemouth Air Show