Seven miles of beautiful beaches, Victorian architecture and a nightlife that is very much alive and thriving has put Bournemouth on the map as one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts. The time when the southerly resort was associated with retirement homes and the blue rinse brigade is dead!
The football team have a regular spot in the Premier League. Talent from the two universities and a growing younger population are contributing to keeping Bournemouth current, cultural and a centrepiece attraction on the south coast. The fantastic microclimate has to help too!
What to do in Bournemouth
Pop princess Kylie recently performed to a capacity crowd at Bournemouth International Centre. Equally applauded is the local talent. The Arts by the Sea Festival champions local artists with a week-long celebration that shines a spotlight on exhibits, installations and performances which residents and visitors to Bournemouth can enjoy.
Some British seaside resorts have fallen into decline over recent years. This isn’t the case here. Bournemouth Pier is a fine example. Keeping it current and fun, the pier is home to the world’s first zip surf wire! Go from the end of the pier to the beach in just 30 seconds of fast pumping fun!
Cafes, cocktail bars and candyfloss plus amusements arcades provide all-weather satisfaction along the pier. Rock Reef is an adventure you will not want to miss! The one-time traditional end-of-pier theatre is now home to 28 commando style climbs involving jungle vines, twists, turns, a vertical drop slide and the Leap of Faith! It’s hours of fun for adrenaline junkies of all ages!
Dining in Bournemouth
You can dine on a different cuisine every night in Bournemouth! A mouth-wateringly delicious menu from Moose Kitchen will have you craving Canadian. Lola’s will more than satisfy with Spanish tapas and the Mad Cucumber is carving a name for itself with vegan fans.
Mediterranean, Asian and English, including the essential seaside fish and chips, are to be enjoyed in a fantastic variety of independent and well-known restaurants.
Where to stay in Bournemouth
To access all these amenities and attractions visitors will want a great hotel in a superb place. Bournemouth West Cliff has a winning formula! The spacious hotel is within easy reach of the sandy beaches and the town centre. It has a choice of 83 guestrooms. Check-in is from 2pm. Bournemouth West Cliff has its own real ale bar plus a lounge for guests to relax. A hot tub, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and spa are on-site for further leisure time. Ten pin bowling and an activity centre, a weights room and fitness centre add to the complement of facilities.
The en-suite rooms at Bournemouth West Cliff all have WiFi, a flat screen TV and a hospitality tray. There is parking for up to 90 vehicles and the hotel has a park and fly service for any guests using Bournemouth airport.
Dining in the brasserie is popular with visitors and locals. Classic grills, catch of the day, sharing boards and pasta dishes form the basis of a farm to fork menu. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 9.30am during the working week and runs one hour later at weekends. Evening dining is available until 9.30pm. You can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea from 2pm to 5pm and the array of sweet reats is certainly delicious!
Because of its fantastic on-site leisure facilities and superb location, Bournemouth West Cliff picks up this month’s title of Infotel Hotel of the Month! To stay here contact our hotel reservations team on 01775 843417 or send an enquiry here.