You know when there is a heatwave in Britain and you see a picture in the paper of people enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful sandy beach? It’s invariably a photograph of Bournemouth beach. At 7 miles long, the beach is just one of the attractions of this south coast resort which hosts a packed calendar of world-class events every year, including the Bournemouth Air Festival. As well as the beach the town has masses of verdant parks and gardens to explore and the exquisite Russel-Coates Art Gallery and Museum, home to a superb collection of Victorian art. Find a Bournemouth hotel or B&B and book your stay at this stylish seaside destination.