Soft golden sands that squish between your toes, the warmest waters in Britain, cool bars, great shopping and loads of awesome activities. Bournemouth hen weekends are best!
7 Miles of Award-Winning Beaches
Spain, Schmain! Bournemouth has gorgeous golden sands that literally go on for miles. Seven to be precise. Bournemouth beach won a 2016 Seaside Award and four of the beaches in the area are Blue Flag ones, which basically means they're super clean and safe. Hen parties at the beach don't have to just be about sunbathing, though. If you want to do more than laze on the sands of Bournemouth or Boscombe beach all day, mix things up a little by checking out the activities and attractions. They've got everything from water sports to an eco-friendly mini golf course. Why is it eco-friendly? Because the balls feed the fish. Only in Bournemouth!
They've Got Loads of Great Bars
It's not just the beaches that make Bournemouth hen weekends so popular. Bournemouth town centre has more pubs, bars and clubs than you can shake a tenner at. They've got the whole spectrum covered. You'll find chain pubs like Yates at one end of the scale and super hip bars like Smokin' Aces at the other. 1812 on Exeter Road does fantastic cocktails. If what you want isn't on their list, they'll mix it up for you.
Loads of Exciting Activities
Bournemouth hen weekends aren't just for beach lovers. If you love trying new, exciting and crazy stuff in the great outdoors, you'll have a blast down here. Bubble football is a total scream! High ropes will push your limits and make you feel like you can conquer the world. Then you've got the off road driving activities. Quad biking in the Dorset countryside is amazing. If your bestie is a real speed queen, book a session on Rage buggies and battle it out to see who's fastest on the track.
You Can Do It's a Knockout in Bournemouth
Which is basically the most fun a girl can have on a Saturday afternoon. If you like the sound of bouncing around on whacking great big inflatables covered in foam, you'll absolutely love It's a Knockout. Stag and hen teams compete in all sorts of crazy games and events. There's a brilliant festival atmosphere and everyone has a right laugh bouncing around and getting wet. There's a slippery summit to climb and wet sponges to throw over a castle wall. Do team strip or fancy dress and see if you've got what it takes to win gold and a bottle of bubbly!
Bournemouth hen weekends and boat parties go together like fish and chips. Get on board and experience Britain's answer to the Ibiza boat party. Think party games, big tunes, dancing and drinks. These happen from April to September. There are afternoon booze cruises and party boats that go out at night. Perfect if you want a change from the traditional pub crawl.
Foodies Will Absolutely Love It
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Bournemouth hen weekends are great for foodies. So much amazing food in one place! Think Dorset cheese, cream teas, fresh seafood, and delicious locally sourced sausages, bacon, beef and lamb. Afternoon tea is a really big deal here. For a cheeky twist on the classic, check out Afternoon Tease and have your scones served by a buff butler. The diet can wait. At night, you can eat everything from fresh fish to big burgers at seafront bistros and terrace restaurants. It's all very cosmopolitan.
The shopping is hella good!
High street faves, vintage finds and independent boutiques. Bournemouth is a shopaholic's paradise. Love vintage shopping? Bournemouth has its very own Vintage Quarter on Christchurch Road. Rummage for retro finds and flick through the rails for one-off pieces. Pick up gorgeous jewellery, bags and shoes. Then stop for coffee at one of the quirky little cafes.
Date Posted: Monday 27th June 2016
Author: Jenna Halford