Bournemouth sits on the South coast of the United Kingdom in the county of Dorset. Historically the town was known as a health retreat and nowadays it remains popular with tourists due to it’s nightlife, sandy beaches and seafront location.
Bournemouth is perfect for those who love the sea with some fantastic islands, rock formations and marine wildlife for you to explore and discover. There’s plenty of fun located in the town centre with a whole host of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Bournemouth is also home to the Sandbanks which is as beautiful as it is expensive, with some of Britain’s premier mansions located on this small peninsula. You’ve also got access to some of the most fantastic coastlines the British isles have to offer as well as being surrounded by a number of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty including the New Forest and Cranborne Chase.
Bournemouth is also only a couple of hours away from London and under an hour away from another popular South coast town, Southampton. You’re also in a great location if you fancy the short trip over to the largest island in England, the Isle of Wight for some more fantastic beaches and promenades.
Popular Student Areas of Bournemouth
Right next to Bournemouth University’s Talbot campus is the suburb of Winton. The area is mainly residential and home to some lovely tree lined streets. It is also home to a number of recognisable landmarks such as the Winton Recreation Ground, the Continental Cinema (which has been open since 1911) and Winton Library (which started life in 1907). Winton is popular with students due to its proximity to the campus, nearby high street, student houses, good local amenities as well as easy access to Bournemouth town centre.
Springbourne is just north east of the town centre and north of Boscombe. Originally getting its name from an old spring, the area started out as a village where workers who needed easy access to the steadily growing Bournemouth could commute from. Home to one of Bournemouth’s oldest pubs, The Cricketers, which was established in 1867, the area is steeped in history and has been home to a number of famous historical figures in it’s time.
Great for sports fans as it’s close to the Vitality Stadium, home of Bournemouth AFC, the area is also close to the town centre and Bournemouth’s central train station. Springbourne is also just 15 minutes walk to the seafront and Boscombe Pier.
Just northeast of Central Bournemouth is Lansdowne. Home to the Lansdowne campus of Bournemouth University as well as the main campus of Bournemouth and Poole College. The area has easy access to the town centre and the beach, and has a number of restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the immediate vicinity.
Ensbury Park & Moordown
Just north of the Talbot campus sits the areas of Ensbury Park and Moordown. A residential area with a number of green spaces to enjoy including Slades Farm and Redhill Park. Certainly a quieter area than some but still within easy access of the town centre and with good transport links.
Bournemouth Town Centre
Perfect for those looking to live right in the thick of it is Bournemouth town centre. Shopping and amenities are of course in abundance, as well as quick access to the seafront and local and regional travel links.
Just east of the town centre is the suburb of Boscombe. The area has a lot of history in it’s own right and offers much of the benefits of the city centre without quite as much hustle and bustle. Boscombe even has its own Pier and Spa as well as a number of boutique hotels. With easy access to the centre and main train station as well as a large local shopping centre - Boscombe offers a bit of everything.
Top Universities in Bournemouth
- Bournemouth University
- Arts University Bournemouth