Bournemouth has matured into a top party destination on the south coast having been awarded British Resort of the year. With an array of top nightclubs and busy bars the nightlife is booming. All of which are within easy walking distance of each other. Bournemouth can also provide some of the best activity centre’s in the country allowing the freedom of choice to meet the wildest ideas of any best man! The city offers a young feel with a large student population combining the seven miles of beach with a stand out atmosphere creating a fantastic location to host your Stag do…
On arrival into Bournemouth getting from A to B could not be easier. The party atmosphere is confined all to within walking distance. The public transport is efficient for the more adventurous explorers looking for out of town country pubs. There are over 250 registered taxis’s that operate 24 hours a day so if your legs won’t take you, your private chariot for a small fee, will!
Alternatively a £5 pass gives you unlimited travel on all of the main bus operators and to nearby towns Christchurch and Poole. After a long day sunbathing at the beach, save your feet be lazy on you’re time off and use the transport on offer.
Must See/Must Do:
• Take a ride up in the Bournemouth Eye
• Rent a designer Beach Pod at Boscombe beach
• Learn to surf or kite board
• Scoff rock oysters at West Beach restaurant
• Take a canoe safari
• Visit the Oceanarium
• Surfing off Boscombe Peer
History and Culture:
The first seaside villas in Bournemouth were built around 1812 and the teeny town experienced its first population boom after appearing in a book of English spas in 1841. In 1885 the first spa hotel was built, offering 'healing' waters not found anywhere else in England, and the seaside city has gone from strength to strength since then. A favoured retreat for British writers, the town has been immortalised in works from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, to Roald Dahl's The Witches. A number of famous authors have made Bournemouth their home for periods of time, including Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar Wilde. Frankenstein author Mary Shelley is buried at St Peter's church.
The south coast party capital has a bubbly effervescent atmosphere. With a large selection of bars and clubs to suit everyone’s tastes. The beer will flow and the dance moves will impress as you carve the night away. Early bars to take note are, Bar-me with its cheap drinks and dancing poles to impress and Yates with its multiple floors and friendly atmosphere. After if you’re looking to push on and enter into the club scene then a good choice would be Chilliwhites, Lava Ignite or Toko all of which are in a row. Allowing groups to move at will between to suit there preference. If you looking for something with a bit of something special, V is a converted church all with trendy tunes and late licenses to see you into the early hours. Let hope confession isn’t needed after this booze fuelled extravaganza!
Eating & Drinking:
To soak up all that booze you’re going to need a good feed! To couple with Bournemouth’s watering holes they have a good scattering of restaurants, with bar food available in most of the drinking venues this is the easy choice. However, for a more refined palate Charminster and Boscombe can cater as well as West Beach for local seafood delicacies and steak specialties.