100 Things to do in (and around) Bournemouth 49 – Castlepoint Shopping Park

Had enough of the beach? Weather not great? Love shopping? Then Castlepoint Shopping Park is worth a visit. This outdoor shopping centre, branded as one of the UK’s largest shopping parks, contains over 30 retailers, a selection of dining options, as well as other facilities, such as banks, a library, even a church.

Castlepoint Map


Castlepoint is situated less than 4 miles away from Bournemouth’s beaches on Castle Lane West, just off the A338. It is easy to access and has over 2000 parking spaces (free for up to 4 hours). The centre is well served by public transport, with buses M1, 4, 15 and 20 running directly from Bournemouth and stopping at the front of the shopping centre, close to the library.

Castlepoint Library

Opening Times

Regular opening times are:

  • Monday 9 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Upper West shops


  • Sainsburys (including Argos)
  • Asda


  • M&S
  • B&Q
  • T K Maxx
  • Robert Dyas
  • The Entertainer
  • Three
  • Clinton’s
  • Clarks
  • Boots
  • Waterstones
  • Superdrug
  • Next
  • H&M
  • New Look
  • Monsoon/Accesorise
  • WHSmith
  • River Island
  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Foot Locker
  • JD
  • Cex
  • Lakeland
  • Easy Bathrooms
Upper East shops

Food and Drink

  • Caffe Nero (in Waterstones)
  • Costa Coffee (in Next)
  • McDonald’s (in Asda)
  • KFC
  • Nandos
  • Five Guys
  • Starbucks
  • Sainsbury’s Cafe
  • M&S Cafe

Other Facilities

  • Library
  • Church
  • Barclays Bank
  • NatWest Bank
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toilets
Catholic Church of St Edmund Campion


The centre holds special events throughout the year, including seasonally themed events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas, plus family entertainment during the school summer holidays, such as arts, crafts and games.

Waterstones/Caffe Nero

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