Welcome to Bournemouth

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With 11 kilometres of sandy, white beaches, Bournemouth is one of the continent’s premier resort towns. Bournemouth offers its visitors the best in water sports, yachting, beach life, nightlife and shopping. Not to mention a heap of gastro pubs!


Population Approximately 186,700
Currency British Pounds, £1 = 100 pence
Opening hours Shops are normally open from Monday-Saturday between 9 am-5.30 pm. Many larger stores are open later and frequently from 10 am-4 pm on Sundays and other public holidays.
Newspapers Bournemouth Daily Echo
Dorset Echo
The Guardian
The Independent
Emergency numbers Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance: 999 and 112 (International)
Tourist information The Tourist Information Centre
Westover Road, Bournemouth
+44 845 051 1700