Bournemouth, Dorset. Old Christchurch Road, a pedestrian shopping street in the town centre.
Why holiday in Bournemouth?
Bournemouth is a large and popular south coast beach resort in the county of Dorset, generally green, affluent and lacking both heavy industry and violent crime.
Bournemouth enjoys a relatively fine micro-climate (arguably the best in the UK though Weymouth disagrees), some ancient sights/sites such as Maiden Castle, the Cerne Giant and Corfe Castle, sea views from chalk cliff-tops, some excellent beaches and rolling, undeveloped rural countryside.
A bank survey recently indicated that Bournemouth was the happiest place in Britain (which sadly isn’t saying much). The town is easy to reach by rail or the M3 motorway – just 100 minutes from London.
Bournemouth Pier and beach.
Bournemouth’s Lower Pleasure Gardens, connecting the beach, promenade and pier to the town centre.