Bournemouth is one of the most popular resorts on the South Coast of England. The centre is dominated by 2,000 acres of formal gardens, frequently judged to be the best in Britain. Bournemouth has some of the best retail facilities in Southern England, ranging from large stores to arcades of specialist shops. Sandy beaches for the daytime are complimented by extensive night-time facilities, and there is a wide range of hotel and other accommodation. Dorset's beautiful countryside surrounds Bournemouth, providing a suitable setting for this super town.