The top ten best locations to watch the Air Festival

Whether you want an incredible eye level aircraft view, a beachfront location with planes over head or perhaps you fancy a more relaxed time away from the crowds, there are plenty of perfect places to watch the Air Festival’s aviation action!

If the weather forecasts sunny days and balmy temperatures you can be sure the Air Festival will be busy with families, friends, aircraft enthusiasts and people simply after a fantastic day out – so if you want to be amongst the excitement be sure to get your spot nice and early.

Obviously one of the most convenient places is the beach area near Pier Approach, don’t forget your windbreak and deckchairs available to hire.  You can reach the beach from the Lower Gardens and zig zag slopes and from here Bournemouth’s historic Pier, another great spot to watch the incredible aircraft, is just a moments’ walk.

The display line stretches from Bournemouth Pier to just beyond Boscombe Pier and at the heart of this is another ideal location, the central flight line. Here you’ll also find the official Air Festival Hospitality Marquee, the perfect place to treat family, friends or business associates to a super special first-class day out.

What makes the Air Festival location different to others is the choice of vantage points and the overcliff area offers spectacular eye level views.  It’s busy but the perfect spot to capture images and enjoy the array of cliff top entertainment.

Should you fancy watching the planes away from the hustle and bustle of main festival site you can still see the action from a more relaxed location.  Boscombe beach is perfect, with ample amenities and, although not in the official event air space, you can still see and hear aircraft and display teams towards Southbourne or over the west side of the Pier towards Alum Chine.

Alternatively, if you want the beach front views but your own space why not hire a beach hut along the seafront or perhaps book one of the exclusive Beach Lodges.

With so much choice, perhaps you just want to be at home and hear what’s going on from the comfort of your armchair or deckchair – then simply tune into the Air Festival commentary on 87.7FM

Whatever your idea of the perfect festival location, we’ve got it covered – beachfront fun, cliff top vistas, central flight line experiences, relaxed alternatives, beach hut hire or simply tuning into the radio…we look forward to welcoming you to the another fantastic Air Festival this summer 30th August – 2nd September!