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Curious About Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Tourist Attractions, Tours and River Cruises, Beaches, Theme Parks and Funfairs

Attraction Information

Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is.

Resident or just visiting, you're bound to spot things you wouldn't otherwise have noticed. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time and energy and other distractions that we suggest!

Walk 1: West Cliff to Centre

From the top of a path which zigzags steeply down West Cliff to the beach, take the easier option and stroll past West Clift lift and a famous conference centre, to the entrance to Bournemouth's fabulous pier. Next it's up through beautiful gardens beside the River Bourne, past playing areas, and an enormous balloon, before circling round via stunning churches, the Town Hall and more delightful gardens, to end at Bournemouth Square. (1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)

Walk 2: Centre to East Cliff

From Bournemouth Square make your way up the town's most interesting shopping street before passing a church made famous by Mary Shelley: author of Frankenstein! Next it's through an unusual arcade to a walk through pine trees, with an outdoor aviary, and the renowned Pavilion. Finally, end your walk atop East Cliff, with stunning views to the pier, Poole in the distance, and out to the open sea. (1 mile / 1.6 kms)

Have fun and stay curious...

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Our walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


 £7.49 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)
£7.99 +P&P for a printed booklet sent to you first class.
One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

Travel & Contact Information


Starts at West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JB, England

Phone number

0115 9502151



Click here to visit Curious About Bournemouth's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Curious About Bournemouth has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

Public toilets are available on the way.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Curious About Bournemouth has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Curious About Bournemouth passes numerous shops, kiosks and cafes.

No, Curious About Bournemouth is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Curious About Bournemouth have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Curious About Bournemouth has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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