Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Heading back to the East Coast I decided to stay the night in Bournemouth which is (another) English sea side tourist destination. I stayed at the Hermitage Hotel which really did have the perfect location but was difficult to locate at first. It was across from the pier and very close to the center of town. Bournemouth is interesting in that they built a huge central park in the center of town (obviously not as big as NYC's) and it had several cafe's, a balloon ride for the kids and places just to hang out and relax.
Since the beach is the biggest draw and I was there in October, I mostly just walked around. It seemed like a nice place to live if not a little boring. Supposedly there is major night life but since I'm not 21 anymore and I was single this didn't really interest me (nor did listening to bad Brit Techno).
Iwalked the pier both at night and before breakfast. It really is nice but nothing to write home about. It was kind of weird seeing some homeless teenagers living under the boardwalk in the morning. One thing I thought was interesting were the beach huts. I had read about these old in English novels but they are a series of little huts you can rent by the hour/day. You use them to change into your bathing suit I guess but I peeked in the windows and they all had mini stoves with tea pots in order to make tea. How British. Not my preferred choice of beverage at the beach....

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - I am reading this post and thinking the whole time, "I LOVE this place!" Thanks for posting, but damn your too small blog pictures! :)

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  2. If you want alcohol on the beach, you know where to find it (and me!)!!

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  3. Sounds like a plan! I could use a beach day witha capiranha (sp?) thrown in! And you of course! :D

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  4. Becca-

    It was pretty...I hadn't done too much research on it since it was just an overnight stop for me. I'm sure there tons more to do that I didn't know about!

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