Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2007
25-34 year old female
20-something adventure seeker travelling full time and making it my living. 50+ countries travelled, bags of good (and bad) times under my belt. Happy to help you have an amazing travel experience. Author of the Lovepuffin Travel Blog: http://lovepuffin.me
City Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours
Beaches, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Historic Sites, Art Museums
Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Conference & Convention Centers
Bars & Clubs
A convenient way to get around town, as you can hop on and off as much as you like, or just stay on for the full 50 minute ride. Learn about Bournemouth's history and places of interest on the audio tour, and get your fill of sunshine on the open top (providing you're blessed with a sunny day).
Home to some of the most expensive beach huts in the world, Hengistbury Head is known locally as being an immeasurably beautiful headland, with soft sandy beaches backed by cliffs and some of the most beautiful wild land in the county.
A grade II listed art gallery and museum on Bournemouth's East Cliff delves into the travels of a couple who explored the world at the turn of the 20th Century. Filled with exotic artifacts of the time, this is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours.
The Oceanarium is small but perfectly formed. A wide range of sea creatures are on display, including crocodiles, turtles and penguins, and it's an especially good experience for families.
Probably best enjoyed on a warm, sunny day but just as fun when the sea's a little rougher, Surf Steps makes it easy to learn to surf. Take a surf lesson with all equipment including wet suits and boards, or if you're an experienced surfer simply rent a board.
After the adrenaline rush of surfing the waves, you'll want something a little more calm, and what could be better than a stroll through Bournemouth's prettiest garden? Don't miss the chance to ride the Bournemouth Balloon, a hot air balloon which takes you straight up in the air for a bird's eye view of the town.
You will have seen this golden stretch all day, but be sure to find a spot and settle down for some relaxation time.
As the sun sets, take a walk down the beach to Edge, which is my favourite place for a few sundowner cocktails. They also have an extensive menu for dinner, with a range of gorgeous fresh seafood dishes.
THE entertainment epicentre of Bournemouth, the BIC hosts regular events from exhibitions and conferences to plays and musicals and even concerts from international superstars!
A tiny little bar with a huge amount of character, Smokin' Aces is my favourite place for a drink in town. Just tell the bar staff what you like to drink and they will make something up especially for you.