Summer Seaside firework displays

Posted on by Abbie Coombes

Whether you're enjoying a seaside holiday, or you're only a car's distance away from the coast, make sure this summer break goes off with a bang by enjoying a spectacular firework display; all with a picturesque British seaside town providing the backdrop.

It was only last weekend that I attended the first of many firework displays, that will be taking place throughout August on Bournemouth's sea front. Upon arrival, I made my way through Bournemouth's lower gardens and passed the pavilion, where saxophones, trumpets, clarinets and trombones created tunes that transported you back to a 1920s dance hall. The public were invited to try for themselves, cross steps, kick throughs and Charleston turns, with the guidance of a professional dancer; there were smiles all around. After having 'thrown' some rather questionable dance moves, the sun was beginning to set and my nose led me to warm and fresh doughnuts being sold in a stand within the gardens. Now stocked up on sweet treats, we made our way down to the seafront, where the crowds were beginning to assemble. 

As it became darker, and we were stood by the beach, there was no sand to be seen, just people in tents, or wrapped in blankets; but all eagerly anticipating the vibrant pops of colour that would soon illuminate the sky. It reached 10pm and an encore of 'oohs' and 'aahs' commenced, lasting the duration of the display. Phones were taking instagrammable photos, videos and livestreams; there was a great feeling of disappointment when it was all over!

We take a look at some seaside firework displays that will be taking place over the next few weeks, proving that they don't just have to be saved for the 5th November!

Bournemouth Pier

Friday 10th August, 10pm

 Friday 17th August, 10pm 

Friday 24th August, 10pm 

This is a popular, FREE event that takes place every Friday on Bournemouth pier throughout August.
Why not make a day of it and secure a prime beach spot to view the night time fireworks. There is also always live music and entertainment to experience on your visit to Bournemouth, and it goes without saying, a trip to the arcade is a must!


 Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Wednesday 15th August, 8pm

Wednesday 22nd August, 8pm

Wednesday 29th August, 8pm

This is a FREE fun-filled evening that commences at 8pm with live music at the Sea Life Centre Gardens, leading up to a spectacular firework display from 10pm onwards. For the best views, be sure to stand anywhere along the seafront Esplanade, along Britannia, or the Wellington Pier. 


 Weymouth Carnival Fireworks 

Wednesday 15th August, 9.30pm

 A popular holiday destination and famous for its sand sculptures, Weymouth will be hosting a fabulous firework display following an afternoon of colourful carnival antics on Wednesday 15th August. 


 Rockley's Summer Spectacular, Poole

Thursday 16th August, 10pm 

Thursday 23rd August, 10pm

Thursday 30th August, 10pm 

This summer, there's free music, entertainment and fireworks throughout August at Poole Quay. A truly stunning
display can be seen over the largest natural harbour in Europe!


 Falmouth Week Fireworks 

Friday 17th August, 10pm  

From 10th-19th August, the quaint seaside town of Falmouth will be hosting a week of fun filled festivities, including a spectacular firework display on its stunning harbour as the activities draw to a close.


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