Bournemouth has developed as a thriving seaside resort for the masses has continued throughout the twentieth century as the town capitalised on its unparalleled natural environment and developed an urban landscape featuring a rich mix of cultural entertainment venues and sporting amenities. Bournemouth has become a tourist and regional centre for art, culture, leisure, entertainment and recreation. It has a thriving youth culture due to the large university population and many language school students. It has become a popular nightlife destination with UK visitors and many clubs, bars and restaurants are located within the town centre.
We are lucky that many unique things will ensure Bournemouth’s popularity as a tourist destination for many years to come. Our warm weather, incredible location, positioned at the centre of a spectacular bay which has a coastline of ten miles of sandy beach between Christchurch and Poole, the beautiful Grade II Listed Gardens, our Green Flag open spaces with much of the borough being park and woodland, our Blue Flag beaches, nature reserves and SSSI (Hengistbury Head), our proximity to the New Forest, Stour Valley and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, our conservation areas and high quality built environment with many Victorian and Art Deco buildings contributing to the town’s distinctive sense of place, our rich and colourful history and our commitment to sustainability, the protection of our environment and all the many local attractions all create a wonderful place to visit.
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