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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Postcards from Bournemouth



Bournemouth is one of our favourite spots to visit along the south coast. It's the perfect distance from our house on the Surrey/Sussex/Hampshire borders; far enough away to really feel like a little holiday, but close enough for the car journey to be bearable with two small passengers!

There are plenty of reasons why we love it so much, the main one of course being the beach - or the seven miles of award winning beaches, to be more precise. I used to come here as a child and love taking my own kiddos back to the spots I visited with my parents and siblings thirty years ago. It's a real traditional British seaside town, complete with Victorian pier, amusement arcades, mini golf, ice creams and deck chairs for hire in the summer, and the beach is one of the safest and cleanest in the UK. There are also some really great independent (and child friendly!) restaurants in town.

The coastline is utterly beautiful. All sandy beaches and cliffs and views of the Purbeck Hills and the Isle of Wight and, to conserve energy, you can enjoy them all from the Land Train which travels along the promenade and is always a massive hit with children.

There is a Travelodge right on the seafront which makes the perfect base for a seaside holiday, or to explore the local area. As National Trust members, there are loads of other places nearby that we love to visit. Kingston Lacy, the wonderful stately home, and the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle are two particular favourites, and there are plenty of walks to be done on other beaches and in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Plus you can jump on a ferry from a little further along the coast and visit the Isle of Wight for the day which is a brilliant adventure in itself!

Just writing this post is making me crave a little excursion with the girls. I think I might book up a couple of nights away for us all before the end of the year!


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10 comments

  1. I am from Bournemouth originally, spent many a happy summers on the beach there!! I live in Australia now so had to click on this post and have a read!! :)

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  2. I have never been before as I live in Wales. We have lots of beautiful coastlines and amazing walks. Have you thought about going to wales? X

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  3. I'll need to plan a trip there, it looks beautiful!

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  4. i've never been there before but i'd love to!

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  5. Sounds perfect Katy! I've only been once but it was gorge! :-) x

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  6. Many years since we went - another visit may be on the cards for next year though :)

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  7. I'd love to take my family they would love it

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  8. I have never been to Bournemouth but live quite close to the beach and often visit with the children we always have a great time.

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  9. We used to spend many a summer in Bournemouth as a child but sadly I have not been back for years. Your post has brought back happy memories, I think a little trip may be on the cards.

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  10. love Bournmouth myself and love hearing your experience

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