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With miles of stunning south British coastline and a brilliant variety of activities for families, couples, friends, and more, Bournemouth boasts magnificent beaches that are definitely worth a visit. From bank holiday staycations, to autumn minibreaks by the sea; a trip to Bournemouth beach is an absolute must for Brits and tourists alike. Explore the sandy beaches, extravagant arcades, and the iconic pier, for a perfect seaside visit with the help of CrossCountry.

How to Get to Bournemouth Beach by Train

Getting to Bournemouth beach couldn’t be easier with direct CrossCountry trains running from a variety of spots around the UK, including Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham.

If visiting from close by, you can reach Bournemouth from Reading in an hour and a half, or from Southampton Central in less than half an hour.

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Things to Do on Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach has all the fun, iconic seaside attractions a day tripper could wish for, including sandy beaches, stunning coastal views, and cafes and restaurants serving classic British foods. There’s also a bustling pier and arcades with loads of entertaining games like classic two-penny slots, claw machines, and dance games – ideal for families with a competitive streak!

Don’t forget the bucket and spade because Bournemouth’s beaches are perfect for building sandcastles. In summer, make sure to arrive early to pick the best spot on the beach, then get building! Why not bring a picnic to share with family and friends, then take a dip in the sea to cool off from the summer sun?

During the colder months, visitors can still enjoy plenty of what Bournemouth has to offer. The beautiful coastal views can transform an ordinary beach walk into an unforgettable experience, whether that’s a solo walk to indulge in the scenery, a romantic stroll with a partner, or some exercise with the dog. Top it all off with fish and chips on the sea wall, or a warming hot chocolate and fresh seaside donuts for a satisfying end to a wintery day out.

Bournemouth beach from a distance, showing a busy beach full of tourists, a blue sea, and the pier.

About Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth has seven miles of award-winning coastline to explore, and the bay has its very own micro-climate. This means that a dip in the sea is warmer than any other beach in the UK.  With overseas holidays becoming less fashionable and many Brits opting for staycations nearer home, Bournemouth is a superb destination.

If visiting with family, rest assured that children's safety is paramount here. The free safety scheme, Allianz KidZone, provides children and parents with an added level of safety when visiting. They ensure that if families are separated during the busier months of summer, they can be swiftly reunited. It is also a good idea to pick up a free wristband for your children from the KidZone, on which you can write a phone number to provide an added layer of safety.

Bournemouth has long been a popular seaside destination for Brits looking to paddle, build sandcastles, play arcade games, and more. With five Blue Flag Beaches along its coastline, views of the Isle of Wight, and all the iconic seaside attractions you could want, there is truly no better place to indulge in a classically British day out. Fish ‘n’ chips anyone?

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