Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England.




"Bournemouth ( (listen)) is a coastal resort town on the south coast of England. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 183,491. With Poole to the west and Christchurch in the east, Bournemouth is part of the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a population of 465,000.

Before it was founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, the area was a deserted heathland occasionally visited by fishermen and smugglers. Initially marketed as a health resort, the town received a boost when it appeared in Augustus Granville's 1841 book, The Spas of England. Bournemouth's growth accelerated with the arrival of the railway, and it became a town in 1870. Part of the historic county of Hampshire, Bournemouth joined Dorset for administrative purposes following the reorganisation of local government in 1974. Through local government changes in 1997, the town began to be administered by a unitary authority independent of Dorset County Council, although it remains part of that ceremonial county. Since April 2019 the unitary authority has been merged with that of Poole, as well as the non-metropolitan district of Christchurch to create the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole unitary authority.

The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202-foot (62 m) spire of St Peter's Church, one of three Grade I listed churches in the borough, is a local landmark. Bournemouth's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife. The town is also a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre or BIC, and a financial sector that is worth more than £1,000 million in gross value added." Wikipedia









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Bournemouth Airport
1 . Bournemouth Airport
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Bournemouth Airport offers flights to 22 destinations across Europe, with 700,000 passengers using the airport in 2016.

Charter Haus
2 . Charter Haus
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We offer a fantastic range of racing programs many of which are unique in the sailing world. Working closely with Sailing Logic Racing and Atlantic Charters Racing in Gibraltar, our philosophy is t...

Drivers Dry Berthing
3 . Drivers Dry Berthing
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We are one of the largest independent boatyards located in Southampton, offering, boat storage, dry berthing, launching, winter storage and craning facilities to yachting and power boating enthusia...

Firstaway Yacht Charters
4 . Firstaway Yacht Charters
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Firstaway Yacht Charters Southampton is a premier yacht charter company operating in the Solent and the South Coast. We operate from Shamrock Quay, Southampton providing easy access to the Solent ...

Yachtwork
5 . Yachtwork
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Yacht Work specialise in Yacht Repair and Yacht Survey solutions. We provide the best support and advice to a wide range of projects for clients who require Yacht Repairs and Marine Surveys. Our s...

Hamble Point Yacht Charters
6 . Hamble Point Yacht Charters
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In addition to yacht charter – both bareboat and skippered – and corporate sailing events, we offer private sail training and scheduled sailing courses as well as organising numerous events thr...

HYS - Hamble Yacht Services
7 . HYS - Hamble Yacht Services
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Hamble Yacht Services is a professional full service yacht and motor boat yard. Taking advantage of our unique and enviable location on the Hamble River, minutes from Southampton Water and the Sole...

Fairview Sailing
8 . Fairview Sailing
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Fairview Sailing is the Solent’s premier yacht charter company for over 30 years, starting with one yacht in 1988. Fairview Sailing now has a fleet of 30+ yachts including a matched fleet of 18 B...

PROMOCEAN YACHT CHARTER
9 . PROMOCEAN YACHT CHARTER
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Gareth Williams started sailing at 6 years old when he sailed onboard Ocean Spirit the 1st ever Ocean 71 and at the time the largest GRP yacht in the world to Cape Town from Malta with Sir Peter...

Dream Yacht Charter
10 . Dream Yacht Charter
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When Loic Bonnet started dream Yacht Charter in the Seychelles in 2001 it was with only 6 yachts. Through Mr. Bonnet's dynamic leadership the company has grown and expanded to locations throughout ...

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Salterns Marina
1 . Salterns Marina
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This privately-owned family marine has an interesting and fascinating past dating back to the 1700’s to when the site was active in salt-making, hence the same ‘Salterns’. Awarded five ‘Go...

Parkstone Yacht Haven Marina
2 . Parkstone Yacht Haven Marina
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Parkstone Yacht Club was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world. Poole harbour boasts panoramic views, sandy beaches and clean wat...

Poole Quay Boat Haven Marina
3 . Poole Quay Boat Haven Marina
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Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina are both perfectly positioned to offer a base from which to explore Poole Harbour and its surrounding areas. Poole Quay Boat Haven can accommodate vesse...

Port of Poole Marina
4 . Port of Poole Marina
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Located in the upper reaches of Poole Harbour, Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina offer an ideal place to berth your vessel. Poole Harbour is an incredibly serene location, sweeping from ...

Cobb's Quay Marina
5 . Cobb's Quay Marina
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Cobb’s Quay Marina at Hamworthy in Holes Bay lies in Poole Harbour, the world's second largest natural harbour. It has a lively, seafaring atmosphere, and with 1090 berths it’s a favourite with...

Lake Yard Marina
6 . Lake Yard Marina
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We believe we have the best marina in Poole Harbour, set in a sheltered area between the Arne Peninsula and the Lake in Hamworthy. Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world, ...

Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre Marina
7 . Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre Marina
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Ridge Wharf is a marina/boatyard in Poole Harbour accommodating sailing and motor yachts ashore or afloat, offering lift out, servicing, repairs, chandlery and fuel. Set in an area of outstanding n...

Chapman's Pool
8 . Chapman's Pool
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A pretty natural bay offering sheltered anchoring in the right conditions.

Alum Bay
9 . Alum Bay
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This anchorage with stunning white cliff backdrop may provide good anchorage and shelter in the right conditions.

Keyhaven Lake
10 . Keyhaven Lake
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A U bend behind the sandbank is shallow and all but dries in low tide but may provide anchorage for the right boat in the right condition.

Berthon Lymington Marina
11 . Berthon Lymington Marina
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One of the first yacht marinas to be built in the UK, Lymington Marina offers 280 deepwater, well-protected Lymington River berths for yachts up to 45m (150ft) LOA in the Georgian town of Lymington...

Lymington Marina
12 . Lymington Marina
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Lymington is one of the UK’s premier yachting centres and is located in an enviable position at the ‘gateway’ to the western Solent making it a popular destination for sailors, power boaters ...

Lymington Yacht Haven Marina
13 . Lymington Yacht Haven Marina
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Lymington Yacht Haven has 600 berths all-tide berths, serviced with water, electricity and free Wi-Fi. Marina facilities include brand new state-of-the-art luxury washrooms and laundry faciliti...

Worbarrow Bay
14 . Worbarrow Bay
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This wide bay is found midway between Weymouth and Swanage close to Lulworth Cove.

Yarmouth Marina
15 . Yarmouth Marina
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A largish marina with good shelter and moorings and a short walk into the picturesque fishing, ferry and yachting port, widely regarded as one of the jewels of the South Coast. The deepwater harbou...

Freshwater Bay
16 . Freshwater Bay
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A small bay inset from the land on the southern side of the Isle of Wight a short distance from the needles.

Lulworth Cove
17 . Lulworth Cove
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Between Swanage and Weymouth this natural cove provides natural shelter for anchoring yachts in most conditions.

Bucklers Hard Marina
18 . Bucklers Hard Marina
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Set within the heart of the New Forest National Park, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour offers a unique location for short and overnight stays or permanent moorings all year round. There are full marina...

Clamerkin Lake
19 . Clamerkin Lake
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The central channel of Newtown River has a scattering of mooring buoys and anchorages.

Hythe Marina
20 . Hythe Marina
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Hythe Marina Village was the first marina village to be built in the UK and is still one of our finest. Located on Southampton Water's western shore, it’s a unique development of a 206-berth mari...

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Boscombe
1 . Boscombe
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A town on the southern coast of England east of Bournemouth.

Canford Cliffs
2 . Canford Cliffs
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A small town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy beach.

Southbourne
3 . Southbourne
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A large town on the southern coast of England.

Christchurch
4 . Christchurch
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A large inland town on the Rivers Avon and Stour accused through the natural Christchurch Harbour protected by 'The Run' sandbank

Poole
5 . Poole
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A large town set back from the coast by a natural harbour, and providing access to Upton Lake (Holes Bay)

Hamworthy
6 . Hamworthy
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A large town on Poole Harbour and Upton Lake overlooking Poole.

Mudeford
7 . Mudeford
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On the northern shore of the Christchurch Harbour.

Studland
8 . Studland
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A small town on the southern coast of England south of Poole with a large east facing bay.

Swanage
9 . Swanage
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A large east facing town on the south coast of England south of Poole and Studland Bay.

Barton on Sea
10 . Barton on Sea
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A large town on the south coast of England.

Wareham
11 . Wareham
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An inland town connected to Poole Harbour by the busy River Frome.

Milford on Sea
12 . Milford on Sea
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A small town on the south coast of England.

Lymington
13 . Lymington
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Lymington is a large town west of Southampton overlooking Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

Totland
14 . Totland
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A town set back a short distance from the western coast of the Isle of Wight.

Yarmouth
15 . Yarmouth
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A large an characteristic town on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight overlooking Lymington.

West Lulworth
16 . West Lulworth
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A small inland village close to a natural cove on the southern coast of England.

Bucklers Hard
17 . Bucklers Hard
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A small village on the Beaulieu River west of Southampton.

Ringstead
18 . Ringstead
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A small village on the south coast of England.

Totton
19 . Totton
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A town to the west of Southampton across the estuary.

Hythe
20 . Hythe
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Hythe is on the western side of the busy commercial channel up to Southampton.

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