Bournemouth is a busy, active, seaside town, famous for family holidays, mild weather and a pleasant, safe environment. The holiday industry is still very important, but Bournemouth is also well known as a centre of academic excellence. It has a large, modern University, an Art & Design Institute, and several other colleges offering subjects ranging from hairdressing to piloting helicopters. Plus, of course, there are many language schools of all sizes, resulting in the town being a second home to many thousands of students from all over the world, every year.
As a result, Bournemouth offers its visitors an excellent social life, including many shops, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, and a superb range of sports and leisure facilities. Best of all is the 10km long sandy beach, which was recently designated as the best in the whole of Britain. The surrounding countryside offers ancient forests, dramatic coastlines and pretty villages with excellent road and rail links. London is under two hours by train, two and a half by road and famous attractions like Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge can all be easily reached for day trips. Even Scotland is only one hour's flight from Bournemouth airport.
Above all, Bournemouth is a welcoming town, and a place you'll want to come back and visit again and again.