The Sands is situated in a side road, only two minutes from the
West Cliff with its fine lawns and panoramic views over the bay. It is an ideal setting, within leisurely walking distance of the beach, all the major shops, the beautiful award-winning central pleasure gardens, with bandstand concerts, theatres and the
Bournemouth International Centre.
Our aptly named Garden Restaurant offers traditional home cooked dishes, with plenty of choice, and has a charming view out onto the Hotel's
own secluded gardens. By night our spacious entertainments room with stage, lighting and
dance floor, plays host to some of the best live acts in Bournemouth. The Hotel also boasts a
large car park with plenty of space for both cars and coaches. The Sands has the largest number of single rooms of all Daish’s hotels too.
Bournemouth Air Festival. 18th - 21st August. Bournemouth Seafront, Gardens and
Town Centre have proved to be the perfect arena for what is now the country’s biggest free Air Festival.
Bournemouth is the perfect seaside resort, on the sunny south
coast amid dramatic cliffs looking down on miles of golden, sandy beaches. Known as the
Garden City of the South,
it boasts over 2,000 acres of superb parks and gardens. It’s shopping is as good as any on the south coast, and it
now has great reputation for its excellent restaurants and night life. There's so much to see and do in Bournemouth
Town Centre and you are never far from the award winning beaches and gardens.
Just about everything is within walking distance!
And the recently opened Boscombe surf-reef, the first of its kind in Europe, has added even more to the Bournemouth sea front scene. The nearby town of Poole complements Bournemouth perfectly, with its magnificent natural harbour, elegant and historic quay and great sandy beaches.
Bournemouth has consistently won awards for the quality, safety and cleanliness of its golden, sandy beaches. The sheltered Bay offers beautiful vistas and on a clear day you can easily see the Needles on the Isle of Wight and Old Harry’s Rocks over in the Purbecks.
Typical Optional Excursions
A chance to visit the medieval city of Salisbury and its 13th Century Cathedral and shop in the historic street and alleys. Salisbury Cathedral is perhaps Britain’s finest medieval cathedral with Britain’s tallest spire. The finest original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta is on permanent display.
Weymouth is a great resort for all the family, with its safe bathing beach, picturesque harbour and a variety of attractions and events. Along with neighbouring
Portland it will be the host town for the Sailing Events of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The New Forest & Ringwood £8
The forest dates back to 1079 and William the Conqueror. The coach will stop at Burley, a traditional New Forest village, with thatched cottages steeped in old customs and history. Ringwood still has a lively Wednesday morning street market and has remained a delightful, unspoilt historic town.
A chance to see some of the largest cruise ships docked in the port of this modern, vibrant city. See the Old Town, with one of the finest medieval town gates in the country or the Cultural Quarter. Southampton is a great place to shop.