Bournemouth wing walker (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpovey/2810709945)

Bournemouth wing walker

BMXers (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoftheref/2350891544)

BMXers

Bournemouth 7s & Wheels

Bournemouth plays host to some exciting sporting events and festivals throughout the year. Held over the May bank holiday weekend, the 7s festival is all about hockey 7s, dodgeball, netball and rugby. With (of course), the strong supporting events of dance tent, lederhosen and fancy dress party, roller disco, karaoke tent, massive music stage, food and drink and more. It is the world’s largest sport and music festival! The Wheels Festival, a free three-day spectacular running over the late May bank holiday weekend, hosts some fantastic events. Supercars and monster trucks mix with BMXers and classic cars. With live entertainment, stalls, food and drink, fundraising Night Ride, fireworks and much more.

Easter Hockey Festival

Held in April, the Easter Hockey Festival has been running for almost 40 years, with competitions between fifty or so teams, all within Bournemouth Sports Club. A brilliant way for hockey fans to spend a week.

Red Arrows at the Air Festival (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_roe/4890005969)

Red Arrows at the Air Festival

Air Festival

Held on the seafront in August, this popular festival includes fabulous Red Arrow displays, trade stalls, street musicians, food and drink, military bands, fireworks, plus big name music performances at the Boscombe and Bournemouth Corona Music Stages, the lower gardens and in front of the sea. There's music and fun both day and night! Add to this the displays from both Army and Navy and a fleet of ships in the bay.

Marathon Festival

This festival is held in early October and is both a running festival for fundraisers and those with a personal challenge to meet. With a large selection of running events, the festival draws in many spectators and competitors to the Lower Gardens - the location of this festival's hub.

Powerboat P1 and Aqua X Jetski Championships

Taking place in early Summer each year, this Bournemouth-based event for jet ski and powerboat racers and riders is part of a larger series of races based at five UK venues. Powerboat P1 and Aqua X are amongst the fastest growing marine motorsports worldwide, so this exciting event will appeal not only to those interested particularly in motor sports, but also in fast and furious spectator sports in general.

Accommodation on Bournemouth Seafront

  • Alum Chine   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Elegant Victorian hotel in Bournemouth just 200 metres from the sea with ground floor rooms, discounts for senior citizens. Pets welcome, Licensed bar & Parking
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Attractive range of pet friendly cottages in and around Bournemouth. Great facilities such as enclosed gardens, open fires, parking & Wi-Fi. Close to beaches & country walks.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Well equipped apartments near the beach, with use of the hotel's leisure facilities including an indoor pool and hot tub. Ample parking, free WiFi and self catering facilities.
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  • East Cliff   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Macmillan hotel in Bournemouth, with disabled facilities and an onsite nurse. Free local daytrips, large lawn garden and 24/7 room service. Free WiFi, ample onsite parking.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    £344
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    Stunning ground floor apartment on the cliff top overlooking Alum Chine beach at Bournemouth with top floor spa facilities. Parking and WiFi. Allocated parking.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    £625
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    Self-catering apartment in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth, ideal for a couple or young family. Close to a Blue Flag beach. Spa and laundry facilities on site. Parking.
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  • Southbourne   (2.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Woodland House is ideally situated in a quiet tree-lined avenue in Bournemouth, offering bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 4 guests, ideal for families. Wi-Fi & parking.
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  • Alum Chine   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Apartment in Bournemouth, by a Blue Flag beach and a children's play area. Ideal family accommodation. Spa and nail bar on-site. Designated parking. Short breaks available.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Contemporary ground floor apartment alongside Alum Chine beach in Bournemouth. Stunning open plan living space and Juliette balcony. Kingsize bedroom. Spa onsite.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (3.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Seafront)
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    Well appointed studio apartment in Bournemouth set just 100 metres from the beach at Southbourne. Off road parking, Wi-Fi service, cot/ high chair for children. No pets.
     
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