Bournemouth is home to beautiful parks and gardens which are split into three areas of Victorian beauty - starting with the Lower Gardens, adjacent to the sea and leading to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then the Upper Gardens.
Take a stroll along the promenade or spend the evening enjoying a meal or drink in lively Bournemouth town centre. The Aruba Bar can be found on Bournemouth Pier.
Boscombe Pier is home to Europe’s first official Surf Reef where you will also find nearby Boscombe Chine Gardens for the less adventurous. Take a boat to Poole Quay or Swanage from Bournemouth Pier, spend time at the Oceanarium or hire a bike. Shoppaholics will be delighted by The Square in Bournemouth town centre and charmed by the independent shops and boutiques. Don’t forget to visit Russell Cotes Art Gallery which is free to enter, holds collections of international status and offers a variety of talks and events including workshops for children.