The Ultimate Bournemouth Bucket List

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It’s the last term of 2017. Whether you are in your first or final year it’s a good idea to start making the most of the wonders that Bournemouth has to offer. Whilst it might seem overwhelming, a bucket-list is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. So, to make your life easier, Nerve Online has put together our ultimate guide to Bournemouth. Take a look at our handy little bucket list to get you on your way of your Dorset adventures.


1. Spontaneous swim 

Being on the coast is definitely something to make the most of. Whilst the weather isn’t exactly sea-swimming worthy yet, visiting the incredible beaches for a dip should definitely be on your list of things to do. You don’t need to go abroad to experience clear water, stunning bays and picture-perfect sunsets. Try Ringstead Bay, Cobb Beach and Lulworth Cove and you will feel like your swimming in an exotic country (if the shy English sun decides to show itself that is).

2. Lord Sandwich 

Considered one of Bournemouth’s hidden gems, Lord Sandwich is, as the name suggests, a sandwich shop, tucked away in Bournemouth’s City Centre . Far from the generic lunch places you are used to, there’s no doubt that it trumps the likes of Subway and Pret. It boasts big flavours, fresh ingredients and excellent customer service with a family feel. Not convinced? Well the constant queue is a definite sign that the food is pretty good.

3. Aruba

If you want somewhere to boast to your friends and family when they come down to visit you, Aruba is the destination . By day, it is the perfect place, with panoramic views of the beach, a chilled beach club vibe and an extensive food and drink menu. This includes the ‘Aruba Beach Sharer’, which you just HAVE to try. It’s the ultimate to relax in the day. But, at night it transforms into a unique nightclub. Boasting the largest UK rum selection outside of London, it’s lengthy cocktail menu is bound to impress. With so much on offer you’ll struggle to leave!

4. Bournemouth PierZip

If you consider yourself as a bit of adrenaline junkie. Or, if you are simply looking for something other than fish and chips and building sandcastles, this one is for you! Bringing out the thrill-seeker within you, this is the best way to get the most out of the beach. Climb to the top of Zip tower on the pier and then lie back and watch the sea whizz past you as you make your way to the shore.

5. Beach picnic 

A picnic on the beach may not exactly sound bucket list worthy. But, the beauty of Bournemouth is that its gorgeous landscapes (think Hengistsbury Head, Durdle Door or Brownsea Island) make it much more than your average picnic. Come rain or shine, the views are still breathtaking, making it the perfect place to enjoy your usually mundane, budget packed lunch.