Bournemouth and the Local Area
While staying at the Langtry Manor Hotel you will undoubtedly want to visit Bournemouth and the local area. One of the main attractions in Bournemouth is the golden strip of beach front. The Langtry Manor is one of the few hotels in walking distance to the beach.
Award winning beaches Blue Flag Awards
The Langtry Manor is surrounded by the immense beauty of the UK's South Coast. Bournemouth is one of the premiere summer resorts in the UK and has many attractions similar to larger cities but with the added coastline. It is impossible not to be inspired by the breathtaking vista that stretches out endlessly before you. With mile after mile of clean, soft, and golden sand that makes our beaches our biggest attraction.
For many years running, Bournemouth Beach has won Blue Flag Awards from ENCAMS the Environmental Campaigns Group after passing the very strictest European criteria for well managed resort beaches and water quality standards. Soon with the addition of the only artificial Surf Reef in Europe, visitors will be able ride the waves on most days.
The three winning stretches of beaches are: Alum Chine, Durley Chine and Southbourne.
The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to more than 2900 beaches and marinas in 24 countries across Europe and South Africa in 2004 and is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag for beaches is awarded annually and is only valid for one year. To be eligible for the Blue Flag a bathing beach has to fulfill all requirements.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.
The town centre in Bournemouth is one of the major attractions in Dorset a busy bustling cosmopolitan town center that features theatres, conferences, entertainment venues, nightlife and restaurants.
Things to do in Bournemouth
For visitors wishing to take a break from Bournemouth beach there are many other activities and places of interest within the city and in the surrounding areas. Below are just a few of the things to do while visiting Bournemouth.
The Bournemouth Eye
One of the hotpots is the Bournemouth Eye that takes you up to 500ft above Bournemouth where you can experience the thrill of intense panoramic views over the British channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles. The giant balloon takes flight from Bournemouth Gardens.
Children and adults will enjoy the breath-taking sights by day or by night with illuminated night flights creating a unique romantic atmosphere.
Situated at Bournemouth pier, the Oceanarium was the first visitor attraction in Bournemouth to be awarded VAQAS status - reflecting their commitment to providing a quality experience for all visitors. This is reflected in the many elements they offer in a visit from a walk under tropical waters in a glass dome tunnel to a trip through arctic conditions.
Other Nearby Attractions
There are plenty of activities in Bournemouth and the surrounding area but if you feel like a short drive further down the coast you can then visit other attractions such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Abbotsbury, Swanage, Poole Harbour (the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world), Stonehenge and the New Forest, all of which are 30-40 minutes drive from Bournemouth.
Shopping, the beach, hiking, trekking, surfing abound - for those that want to evening entertainment Bournemouth has many nightclubs for all ages to choose from. Other evening activities include a wide range of cosmopilitan style restaurants and wine bars ranging from Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and of course traditional British cuisine.
Bournemouth makes a perfect all-season stay and visit. While here spend it in luxury at the Langtry Manor Hotel.