Sun, Sea and Sand on our doorstep

A trip to our beautiful Bournemouth Beaches can mean different things to different people.

If you are looking for a classic seaside day out head for Bournemouth’s main beach right next to The town centre. Here you will find The Winter Gardens to wander through on the way down to the sands, ice creams shops, buckets and spades and fish and chips as well as an award winning 7 mile white sand beach to die for!

If you prefer a bit of people watching and a glamorous backdrop to your sunbathing head for Sandbanks beach with its millionaire’s houses and stunning views of the yachts, speedboats, motor cruisers and jet skiers. Grab an ice cream from the news agents on the way down to the chainlink ferry across to Studland Bay or enjoy a lovely lunch on the terrace of The Haven Hotel overlooking the Entrance to Poole Harbour.

If you are feeling energetic try your hand at windsurfing, kite boarding, paddle boarding or sailing at Poole Harbour. There are lots of hire companies along the bay if you don’t have your own equipment or simply watch the experts whilst enjoying the fantastic views of Brownsea Island and the Sandbanks Peninsula.

Finally, if you have any energy, take a trip to the lovely harbour side town of Christchurch with its beautiful walk along the river leading to the bay at Muddeford for a bit of crabbing or a short boat trip over to see the multi coloured beach huts on the peninsula. Finish the day with dinner at the Boat House restaurant or the glamorous Captain’s Place for fabulous cocktails!

Bournemouth’s fantastic free Air Festival

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008.

What’s on?
30 August – 2 September 2018.
Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air – don’t forget that you can get the best views right on the beach.

Breitling Jet Team
Performing for the first time at this year’s Air Festival the Breitling Jet Team have not displayed at a UK civilian air show for nearly 15 years and never on the south coast of England. A first for Bournemouth!

RAF Red Arrows
One of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams the Red Arrows represent the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force and we are delighted that they will yet again be gracing the skies over Bournemouth this year.

RAF HC2 Chinook
The unmistakable “wocka wocka” of the Chinook is one of the most distinctive sounds in the sky and it makes a welcome return to Bournemouth again this year. Always a crowd pleaser.

Super Pitts Muscle Plane
In an Air Festival first, pilot Rich Goodwin will be showcasing the Muscle Biplane Pitts S2S G-EWIZ. This daredevil routine will combine aerial manoeuvres and high energy muscle biplane aerobatics!

Step onto the sandy shore of the Atlantic ocean for a traditional tend dining. You’ll get a bit of Egyptian dining experience – Though Beduins traditionally dwell in deserts, their culture inspired this seaside dining experience, which features authentic Egyptian cuisine and entertainment.

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