Local Area

A vibrant and cosmopolitan town, Bournemouth has it all – shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and of course, its famous seven-mile stretch of perfect golden sand and sparkling sea. Whether you like sunbathing, watersports, nightclubs or visiting tourist attractions with the family, Bournemouth has something for everyone.

Uniquely located where the rivers Stour and Avon meet, Christchurch is a tranquil destination known for its spectacular natural harbour and stunning mix of coastline and countryside. With two castles, an 11th century Priory, a medieval bridge and a Saxon mill, it’s not difficult to see why Christchurch has been a popular holiday destination for hundreds of years. A short distance away is the renowned Hengistbury Head with its famous Beach Huts and Land Train.

Picturesque Mudeford with its Lobster Pots and Fishing Boats is the centre of the local fishing industry and a honey pot for water based activities. Crabbing by the quayside is great fun for the children whatever the weather.

Poole and Sandbanks:
Dubbed ‘Britain’s Palm Beach’ by the media, the small peninsula of Sandbanks crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour and is home to numerous celebrities and millionaires. With the fourth highest land value in the world, the exclusive beaches, restaurants and activities in the area offer a taste of the high-life living that Sandbanks residents have come to expect as standard.

New Forest:
The New Forest is one of Britain’s outstanding areas of natural beauty and has to be seen to be believed. A haven for cyclists, horse riders, campers and ramblers it is the perfect place to experience the country’s flora and natural wildlife and has an abundance of places to visit and things to do.

The coastal town of Swanage is home to Corfe Castle, a beautiful medieval village and magical place to visit. With its romantic tumbling walls steeped in enigmatic history, Corfe Castle and Swanage are a definite must on your list of places to visit while staying at Cliff House Hotel.

Jurassic Coastline:
This 95 mile stretch of incredible coastline has been designated a World Heritage Site due to its significant geological importance. Countless dinosaur fossils and footprints have been found in the area and still yet more are still waiting to be discovered along its fascinating shores. A day spent fossil hunting on the beaches at low tide rarely disappoints…