Southern England, Bournemouth: Explore The Wonderful Coastline

Frequent trains from London Waterloo bring visitors to Bournemouth via Southampton, many going on to Weymouth. There are through trains to the Midlands and the North. This makes it easier to reach the iconic coast of Bournemouth. For train times, see this website.

From the cliff-top dunes and a small stream flowing into the sea has grown a holiday town with its own symphony orchestra, hundreds of acres of parks and a multi-million pound international centre. For children there is a tropical bird house and also boating, putting greens and paddling pools in the gardens to keep them amused. About Bournemouth information.

Visiting Bournemouth in the summer

In summer the beach echoes with that familiar cry, ‘Mum can I go on the . . .’ they can, as there is much to keep them happily occupied. Swimming is safe with life guards on duty, and the protective groynes also act as separation barriers between families.

The huts by the sea wall can be hired by the week, fortnight or season and they are well worth having. The customary inviting diversions for children and parents are there; Kiddy Castle, crazy golf, paddling pools and electric trains. Find out more.

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Games for everybody to enjoy

One thing they have introduced is a supervised Beach Club for 5-16 year olds with organised games and competitions – they had a sand castle contest the day I looked in. Volley ball, cricket, rounders and quoits are all free.

Further inland, King’s Park is usually home for a summer fair-ground, but most families come for the excellent beach. Within a mile or so is Tucktonia, ‘the Best of Britain in Miniature’ with go-karts and a pitch-and-putt golf course.

Are you wondering on the best way of getting to Bournemouth, view our advice.

Comfortable self catering properties

Bournemouth has a whole host of self catering properties for you to choose from whilst you visit this lovely coastal resort. Smart Holiday Rentals is a local agency based in Bournemouth, giving you the ultimate experience when needing to find a property suitable for your family.

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