Bournemouth Pier

  • Pier Approach

Bournemouth Pier is where the City Sightseeing Bournemouth tour starts and finishes, our dedicated bus stop behind the Hot Rocks restaurant has a bus parked on it most of the time ready for the next departure on the hour.

This is the area where the Lower Gardens run down to meet the sea. The area in front of the pier is called Pier Approach and is the centre for many events throughout the year. The main Tourist Information Centre is based here and you will often find one of our team outside ready to offer you advice, not just about the tour but also other attractions in the area.

The Bournemouth Oceanarium sits on the side of Pier Approach and is one of the town’s top attractions, pop in to see their great new penguin beach.

The Pier itself hosts Rock Reef, an indoor climbing and ropes course, or for real thrill seekers try the Zip Wire from the end of the pier to the beach, the only one in the world … not for the faint hearted.

For something more leisurely, head East from the pier about 100 meters and rent a bike from Front Bike Hire, cool beach cruisers with flat safe car free cycling along the prom.