Bournemouth and Poole

Welcome to Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth and Poole really does have it all – miles of glorious sandy beaches, the worlds second largest natural harbour, top family attractions, a host of world class events and endless things to do.

With plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions, miles of golden beaches, a huge harbour for watersports fans and pretty parks and gardens to enjoy, you won’t get bored here! Browse our website for some great ideas and remember to give us a follow on our socials – InstagramFacebookTwitter to keep up to date!

What to Do and See

Bournemouth is the largest resort in Dorset boasting seven miles of sandy beaches, beautiful gardens and parks, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene. Poole is home to Europe’s largest natural harbour, blue flag beaches, a bustling quayside and historic old town. The towns have merged together to create one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. So what are you waiting for?…Let’s Go Out!

Coastal Comedy

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

The Allendale Centre

Exciting Events

Bournemouth and Poole has an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Popular annual events include Dream Machines Bike Night, the Bourne Free Pride Festival, the Bournemouth Air Festival and Fireworks. Local businesses and attractions also host their own events from comedy shows to live music, kids clubs to sporting challenges. Make sure to check out our calendar of events regularly to make sure you don’t miss out!

HEADLINE EVENT - DO NOT MISS!

Bike Nights on Poole Quay

EVERY TUESDAY
HEADLINE EVENT - DO NOT MISS!

Bourne Free Pride Festival

HEADLINE EVENT - DO NOT MISS!

Car Nights on Poole Quay

EVERY FRIDAY
HEADLINE EVENT - DO NOT MISS!

SandPolo 2024

Latest News

  • 80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorations

    80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorations

    Events to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings are taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) on Thursday 6 June. The BCP area played a pivotal role in the D-Day landings – the campaign to liberate Europe and defeat Nazi Germany, with Allied forces launching a combined naval, air and land assault on…


  • Beaches retain Blue Flag status

    Beaches retain Blue Flag status

    Beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) have retained their Blue Flag status this summer after the tourism and hospitality sector partnered with BCP Council. Of the 72 UK locations to receive an award, 12 were granted to beaches in the BCP area, meaning one in six Blue Flag beaches are located in our region.…