- The Victorian love-affair with the seaside changed Bournemouth from a desolate heath to a bustling resort in less than
50 years. Rich men built their villas on the pine-clad slopes of the Bourne valley, speculators erected hotels on the high cliff-tops, and by 1900 the town’s population had risen from 695 (in 1851) to 59,000.
- Bournemouth has a mild climate it is renowned for its seven miles of
golden sandy beaches, beautiful parks and gardens within the natural
valleys with there fine coastal views.
- Visitors love the sandy beaches and sheltered waters. The beaches having won more awards for their safety and cleanliness than any other
in the UK . Bournemouth is ideal for visitors of all ages. Behind the gardens
you have the town
of shops, hotels, theatres and cinemas standing beside the old Victorian
- A Dorset squire founded Bournemouth when he built a summer home on the site
at what is now the Royal Exeter Hotel. It was the only building, apart from an inn, on the wild stretch
of heathland that followed the curve of Poole Bay from Hengistbury Head in the east to Durlston Head in the west.
- The coastline could have been made for the
holidaymaker, it is rugged and split by deep ravines.
- Local towns and villages to visit..
- Sea fishing at
Weymouth, Lulworth Cove, and Osmington Mills. Coarse fishing at
Radipole Lake, Weymouth. Trout fishing on the rivers Frome and
Bournemouth Caravan and