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An ideal family holiday in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is an ideal location for family holidays and Alum Chine makes it even better.

Alum Chine is famous for its Blue Flag, Award-winning sandy beach, its beautiful wooded valley of the Chine spanned by a splendid and excitingly bouncy Suspension Bridge and its Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.

Alum Chine is close to the chic shopping arcade and eateries of Westbourne and is a mere 20 minute stroll along the prom to Bournemouth Pier and town centre in one direction – or to the famous Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in the other. In the Bournemouth direction alone, there are 7 miles of golden sands and blue sea.

Less busy than its town centre counterparts, Alum Chine beach is popular with families, as in addition to its top-quality, wide sandy beach and safe bathing water, it features a children’s play area with a Pirate Ship, swings, slides, and also a toddlers’ paddling pool . Beach Huts can be hired from Bournemouth Council (though book early!). In the summer months, the Bournemouth Beach Train will take you to the Pier and Oceanarium.

The Chine - which is just a minute’s walk from the Riviera – is a great place to explore, climb trees or make camps and the area offers lots of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun. Branksome Dene Chine, just as close to the Riviera (as shown on our Map of Local Walks) offers similar adventure and interest and Branksome Chine is just a bit further on.

The Riviera is wonderfully situated for the Chines and is conveniently centrally located between Bournemouth and Poole for all the other activities and attractions that both towns have to offer.

With our large indoor pool, spa bath, free computer use with Wi-Fi and Children’s Games Room, there is always plenty to do around the hotel – which is why we can count five generations of some families returning to the Riviera year after year.

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