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Location, location, location

Take a tour of Bournemouth

Bournemouth and the local area

Famous for its seven-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beaches, Bournemouth is quite simply one of the most stunning coastal towns in the country. 

With a population just shy of 200,000 and a thriving hub for a number of industries including the creative, financial and tourism sectors, Bournemouth offers the hustle and bustle of a vibrant town combined with a life by the sea.

But it’s not just about the amazing beaches (although we have to admit they are pretty special). Bournemouth also has an incredible nightlife scene, fantastic shopping and a Premier League football team – some would say Bournemouth pretty much has it all. 

We are also in a perfect location for your future adventures; the New Forest National Park is on our doorstep and the Jurassic Coast (which is a World Heritage site) is just a short drive away. Plus we are less than two hours from London with direct trains to Waterloo and have an international airport too.

To see what it's like to live and study here, watch this whistle-stop tour of the area – and see why you belong at BU.

Bournemouth in numbers

7.7
The average daily hours of sunshine in the summer
4
The number of iconic Blue Flags awarded to our beach
842
Hectares of parks and gardens in Bournemouth

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Students with ice cream in front of beach huts

Bournemouth and beyond

Discover Bournemouth and the local area; there's more to Bournemouth than it's golden beach.