With its beautiful beaches, bustling town centre, cosmopolitan atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, plentiful cultural attractions and leisure facilities, Bournemouth is one of the most popular places to live, study and holiday in the UK. It has frequently been voted ‘UK’s Best Holiday Resort’. Feel free to contact us if you would like any recommendations on how to make the most of your time here.
Voted ‘UK’s Best Beach’
Bournemouth was voted the ‘UK’s Best Beach’ in 2018 & 2019 by TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards and boasts 10km of beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy!
Low cost of living
One of Bournemouth’s numerous benefits is being significantly cheaper than London, whilst still offering a city feel. The town is also safe and easy to get around.
Excellent night life
Bournemouth is a vibrant town with a number of live music venues, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, clubs and bars. Added to this, Bournemouth also hosts free summer festivals, sports championships and spectaclar fireworks displays every Friday night during the summer months.
Bournemouth has a great selection of both high-street and boutique shops as well as beautiful public spaces.
The experience was wonderful and really enriched me. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Andrea - Italy
I’m taking a gap year – there are lots of opportunities for English teachers with CELTA. We’ve improved a lot – really amazing!
Rose - France
I need to keep up with the latest updates in teaching. I advise you to have the journey – it’s worth it!
Ghusn - Oman
Bournemouth is located between the picturesque old town of Christchurch and the natural harbour town of Poole. Nearby you can explore the New Forest, with its stunning scenery and wildlife. There’s the beautiful Purbeck peninsula and the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘the Jurassic Coast‘ both easily accessible from Bournemouth on public transport.
- – Water sports centres – learn to surf or paddleboard
- – Bowling alleys
- – Paintballing
- – Boat trips to beautiful nearby Islands
- – Horse riding
- – Indoor water park
- – New Forest bike rides
Go a little further
Go a little further and you’ll find London, Oxford and Bath are all easy to visit, either independently or as part of our weekend excursion programme.
Bournemouth has excellent transport connections – by air from Bournemouth airport, by ferry from nearby Poole, and by trains from Bournemouth train station with direct trains to London in under two hours.
- Bournemouth London Under 2 hours
- Bournemouth Bath Under 3 hours
- Bournemouth Oxford Under 2 hours
Even further? Did you know – Bournemouth Airport is just a 15 minute drive from the town centre.
Try a Taster Day!
Are you thinking of a new direction, have you considered teaching English?
Our Taster Day is ideal if you’re thinking about teaching English as a career, if you’re on a Gap Year or if you would like to go travelling and earn some money abroad.Find out more