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Nicholas Newman
Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier

If you are looking for a nice day or weekend at the seaside, then Bournemouth is a great place to visit.It has plenty of things to see and do, including enjoying its seven miles of sandy beaches. This seaside resort is just over 3 hours by direct train or car from Oxford. To obtain up to a third off the cost of rail travel, it is well worth getting a Railcard. It has plenty of attractions including sandy beaches, fun fair, pier, Pepper Pig Land Train, colourful beach huts etc. Note: Pepper Pig Land Train is a great way to gain access to the entire length of the beachfront, which is some seven miles in length of gently shelving sand that stretches from the  Sandbanks Peninsula in the west to the  Hengistbury Head in the east. It is one of the south coast’s best beaches.


Pepper Pig Land Train

There is plenty to do in and around Bournemouth, such as swim, surf and  sail in the sea, plus enjoy the view whilst walking, cycling or running along the beach path. It is a resort designed for all ages including couples and families out for a break. Also throughout the year there are a range of festivals and other events including boat shows, aviation events, and music festivals. However, if you are looking for a good place to eat throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, tea and supper is the beach front Vesuvio Italian restaurant at Seafront, Alum Chine Car Park, Bournemouth BH4 8AN. Which is only ten minutes by Pepper Pig Land Train from Bournemouth Pier.

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach

For those intending a longer stay there a whole range of places to stay, including camping sites, bed & breakfasts and hotels.  On the days it rains, there is plenty to do including going to the various cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs.

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach

How to get to Bournemouth

By public transport


By train from Oxford


Bournemouth bus network


Resort information




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