Bournemouth is without question one of the finest university towns on England's South coast. 

Its beauty and numerous facilities have helped to make it an important centre of tourism, education and business. Harper and Queen's described us as "the next coolest city on the planet".

Bournemouth has frequently been voted England's best holiday resort. Its extensive facilities are ideal for both the holiday-maker and the many thousands of university and college students who live here.



  • 10 km of golden sandy beaches, European blue flag awarded
  • More bars and clubs per square kilometre than in London!
  • Over 30 nightclubs offering a wide selection of different music and entertainment
  • Over 200 restaurants & bars offering every type of international cuisine
  • 3 cinema complexes, eighteen screens in total
  • 2 major concert halls/theatres
  • The world-famous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Oceanarium with thousands of marine lifeforms, including sharks, rays and turtles
  • The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


Bournemouth Air Festival

This free 4-day event has air displays from classic flying machines to modern-day speed machines, including the RAF's Red Arrows and the latest Eurofighter Typhoon.

Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Over the 3 days at the end of May, Bournemouth will host nearly everything that has wheels. Massive monster trucks, incredible speed cars, nostalgic oldtimers and also BMXs and skateboard pros. Spectacular shows and fun along the beaches of Bournemouth.

In addition there are Sea Displays, Interactive Static Displays, Fireworks, Music and Live Entertainment.

Other events include the national powerboat races, vintage car rallies, international tennis championships and windsurfing competitions. During the summer, there are weekly firework displays from the pier, laser-light shows, live radio shows, musical events and the unique Flowers by Candlelight, when the people of Bournemouth gather to light 15,000 candles in the Central Gardens.


Sports Facilities 

Bournemouth is a major sporting venue. There are coastal activities such as water-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parascending, fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, diving and boating.

Several sports clubs and fitness centres are open to you, most notably The Littledown Centre, not far from BEET. Here you can enjoy a number of activities including tennis, spinning, Zumba, body combat, aerobics, football, squash, badminton, trampolining, judo, karate and many more. There are also two public 18-hole golf courses near the school. 

Volleyball and 5-a-side football competitions are regularly held with other schools. Informal football games are organised weekly by BEET teachers  throughout the year

Flower Power

Bournemouth is famous for parks and flowers, and winner of the European "Entente Florale". BEET also has a floral reputation, being a regular winner of the annual Bournemouth in Bloom competition.


Bournemouth has become very popular with the business world. Several large companies have moved their offices into the town. We are also a major UK conference centre.


For those of you who enjoy shopping, Bournemouth also boasts a vast and brilliant selection of both high street and designer shops, hairdressers and jewellers.

The Bournemouth Eye

Tethered balloon flights operate every day, weather permitting, from March through until autumn. The Bournemouth Eye rises to a height of 150 metres, offering superb panoramic views over the sea and surrounding countryside for a range of over thirty kilometres on a clear day!

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