Sun (well at least in the summer!), sea and seven miles of sand on your doorstep. Bournemouth is a fantastic coastal resort town in Dorset and a great destination to visit for any hen party looking to get away for a summer break without the expense of going overseas. Not only does Bournemouth have a long stretch of sand to top up the tans on, there is also an abundance of shops and some of the best night life in the south. Perfect for any hen weekend.
Bournemouth is a mecca for shopping, ideal for spending the day with the girls choosing outfits for a night out or for the wedding reception. The town’s shopping area centres around Bournemouth’s lovely gardens and is mostly pedestrianised making it a pleasant shopping experience to browse the malls, high street shops and Victorian arcades, as well as boutique and independent shops.
For pure relaxation though there’s the beach where you can either simply spend quality time with the girls or get involved in a number or water sports, perhaps even trying your hand at surfing lessons!
There are a number of sights if you you’re looking to combine fun with culture on your Bournemouth hen weekend such as the beautiful St Peters Church, as well as the Bournemouth International Theatre where you can catch a whole host of shows throughout the year. Plus, if art is your thing then there’s Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum which is worth a look for its Art Nouveau style design and quirky collection of items from around the world.
Once you’ve topped up the tans, bought outfits for the evening and checked out some of the sights Bournemouth has to offer then you can hit the town for some of the best night life in the south of England.
Old Christchurch road to the Lansdowne has a wide selection of bars and clubs from cheesy to classy cocktail bars, whilst The Triangle area offers a wide selection of decent eateries and wine bars for foodies.
Ultimately, a night out in Bournemouth is convenient with everything within walking distance meaning it’s easy to navigate your way back to your hotel, whatever state you may be in.
So, if you’re struggling thinking of hen party ideas then why not give Bournemouth a try? Visiting Bournemouth will ensure you and the girls have everything you could need for a fun packed day and night out – plus a beach to chill out on the following morning if you’re feeling fragile!