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Summertime in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is the largest holiday resort in Dorset. Popular the year round, the number of visitors reaches its peak during the school summer holidays. A lively resort, its beach and pier are the traditional attractions. Late evening and out of season the resort takes on a different – quieter – character.

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In the top row of pictures:

  • Bournemouth beach and Pier (picture)
  • Underneath the arches of the Pier (picture)
  • Reverse Bungy Jumping, a new attraction in the Lower Gardens (picture)
  • Bournemouth pulls out all the stops to win Britain in Bloom (picture)
  • The Bournemouth International Centre and promenade, seen from the Pier (picture)

In the bottom row of pictures:

  • On the beach – the best place to savour an ice-cream (picture)
  • Traditional fun – sandcastles, beach games and playing in the sea (picture)
  • Traditional fun for the older generation, relaxing outside your beach hut (picture)
  • Warm summer evenings (1) – loitering in The Square (picture)
  • Warm summer evenings (2) – meandering through Central Gardens (picture)

Other Bournemouth galleries:   Bournemouth, the Rallye Sunseeker - annual event

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

directionCanford Heath, Wimborne

directionHengistbury Head, Christchurch

directionPoole, Brownsea Island, Studland Bay

Other sites on the web

West's Geology Field Guide to the Bournemouth Cliffs

The Dorset Page:   Bournemouth, Branksome, Boscombe – local information and links to further resources on the web

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk:   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Summertime in Bournemouth in this gallery were captured at high resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 057
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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