LOCAL NEWS: Bournemouth has been named the best seaside town in the UK


Bournemouth was named the best seaside town in the UK at the prestigious British Travel Awards earlier this week.

Chris Saunders, Acting Service Director, Culture & Destination at BCP Council, commented: “We are delighted that Bournemouth has been voted the best UK Seaside Town at the British Travel Awards for the second time, particularly as this is a vote of confidence from the tens of thousands of visitors who come to our town throughout the year.

Heatwave hits UK - Summer arrives in Bournemouth“It is fantastic that the huge amount of work done by everyone in the travel, tourism and leisure sectors in Bournemouth is being recognised in this way particularly as we are currently in the middle of the annual Christmas Tree Wonderland festival.”

Bournemouth’s seven-mile stretch of perfect coastline and Blue Flag beaches provide the perfect backdrop for a vacation at any time of the year. City style breaks beside the sea can be enjoyed in a variety of accommodation from iconic period hotels and national chains to intimate family B&Bs and contemporary, stylish overnight accommodation at Beach Lodges.

Bournemouth’s Destination Management Board Vice Chair, Craig Mathie added: “In a hotly contested category, the award is testament, not just to the stunning landscape, but to the collaborative approach taken to develop such a unique proposition both for the residents of the conurbation and our regional, national and international visitors.

“Bournemouth is creating the blueprint for a forward-thinking, innovative and prosperous coastal community and it is great to see this being acknowledged across the UK and beyond.”

Along with neighbouring Poole and Christchurch, Bournemouth is known as the Coast with the Most. Every kind of watersport is available, you can walk, cycle, run along the seafront or through the Victorian Gardens, enjoy panoramic views from the clifftops or enjoy picture perfect sunsets. Meanwhile indoor activities are also plentiful in and around Bournemouth – museums, cinemas, theatres, bars, coffee shops and restaurants all contribute to a fabulous experience.


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