Now that the daffodils are appearing, signalling that Spring is finally in the air and we have hopefully seen the last of the snow for a good few months many people will start to think about heading to the seaside. The large amount of bank holidays that we have coming up – Easter weekend and two in May also gives people a good opportunity to spend a longer, well earned weekend away at the seaside. The Victorians were the first people to really start to enjoy seaside holidays, and as a nation we still do. One of the best places that you can head to for a seaside break is Bournemouth. With so much to see and do in addition to the fantastic expanse of perfect sandy beach to enjoy, there is something for all the family to enjoy in Bournemouth. One trip will not be enough to cover it all and you may love it so much that you decide to move there or even get married in one of Bournemouth’s beautiful wedding venues with Bournemouth wedding photographer http://www.nickrutterphotography.co.uk/ on hand to capture the day.
Starting with the beaches, there are more Blue Flag beaches in Bournemouth and Poole than any other beach resort in the country! There are so many beaches to discover you will be spoilt for choice. Bournemouth Central Beach is magnificent and will give you and the family the chance to enjoy Bournemouth’s Pier as well. It is only a short walk from the town centre, through picturesque parkland. Further afield is Alum Chine. You can combine a visit to the tropical gardens with a trip to the beach here on a sunny day, and it also has a pirate themed playground which is perfect if you have children in tow.
If you are a culture vulture, there are plenty of art galleries and Museums to visit in Bournemouth. Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum – situated on a cliff top overlooking the sea, it was originally a villa given to Lady Annie Russell-Cotes as a gift by her husband! They were both keen collectors and filled the home with wonderful exotic artefacts from their travels around the world, so it is a fitting tribute that this beautiful place is now a museum. If you head down the Westover road, you will find many art galleries to explore and enjoy.