Bournemouth Pier attracts more than half a million visitors every year, and its amusements, restaurant and views make it a lively attraction for all ages. Open all year round, the pier sits right in the centre of Bournemouth’s seven mile stretch of sandy beach. If you can drag yourselves away from the arcades and lights you’ll be able to enjoy the views, and you’ll see the Isle of Wight and the Purbeck Hills in either direction.
Speaking of the amusements, there are games to suit all ages- and don’t worry if you always drop the soft toy just before the crane reaches the drop box - many of them have a prize every time. There are also rides for the children and shops bulging with traditional souvenirs and sticks of rock for those back home.
The pier’s theatre hosts the latest shows on the circuit and makes a beautiful setting to enjoy an evening’s entertainment during a Bournemouth holiday. There’s only one more thing you could want from a traditional pier and that’s a boat trip from it, so it’s fortunate that Dorset Cruises operate various tours from Bournemouth Pier. Cruises include trips to Poole Quay, Brownsea Island and of the infamous Jurassic Coast.
Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA