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Parks and nature in Bournemouth

Top nature recommendations from locals

Park
“Great for a for a long walk/bike ride with lovely views, woods, and beach. Good dog walking spot too.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“The gardens in Bournemouth frequently have activities on - including arts festivals, marathons and Christmas Tree trail and ice rink in December. During the summer fireworks are set off here on Friday evenings at 10 pm. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pier
“Beautiful surroundings and breathtaking views to Sandbanks in the west and the headland of Hengistbury Head in the east. Views of the Isle of Weight (left of the Pier) on clear sunny days. A 15-20 min walk along the prom, or take the land train to Bournemouth Pier and town centre.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Great hive of activity with lots of bars, restaurants and coffee houses. Great for lunch, dinner, drinks or a night out. It has something for everyone and again within walking distance or a very short bus or taxi ride.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Beach
“Boscombe Town (5 min walk from the flat) has a Sainsbury, Lidl, Aldi (open till 8 weekdays, and 4 on Sundays) as well as various other small shops, there is also a petrol station, post office, bank branches and various food outlets. Here you can also find the O2 Arena musical venue.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Nice gardens and wooded walk down to Boscombe Pier and Beach. Activities include table tennis, crazy golf and tennis”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Built as a workhouse in 1764, now filled with a rich variety of displays and a regular and varied exhibitions programme. The museum is a great place to visit with an expanded shop, cafe and 3 gardens”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely to walk around the waters edge with great views of Brownsea and Poole Harbour. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Walk down Fisherman’s Walk and see our incredible cliff-top view of the coastline with the Isle of Wight on your left and the Purbecks to the right”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“The Central Gardens extend from the town centre to Coy Pond and were first developed in the 1870s. They are now the home of the tennis courts, a children’s playground and a war memorial with beautiful rose borders, a Rhododendron Walk and heather beds.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“The gardens offer crazy golf cafe basketball court beautiful array of plants. A scenic walk to the beach.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Great alternative and sometime a bit less busy than Sandbanks and Bournemouth.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lake
“From here follow the Bourne stream all the way to Bournemouth pier. If your cycling this is the quickest way to get to Bournemouth from the flat, whilst avoiding the hills!”
  • 1 local recommends