Stag Battles: Bournemouth or Brighton?

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These belting south coast destinations are both brilliant places to head for the groom’s big weekend away.

Boasting a load of water-based and inland activities, awesome eateries and bouncing nights out, you can’t really go wrong with either!

However, whilst they’re both incredible, they’re also both unique in their own rights, so we’ve dived into both headfirst to see what each one’s saying.

Check them out!



Bournemouth Fact File

Status: Town

Population: 500,000(ish)

Beach Type: Sand

Yes, whilst it may be smaller than Brighton (and not quite a city), it’s definitely just as mighty.

With an electric nightlife, plenty of activities to take on and conquer, plus a sandy beach where you can lie back and let the southern sunshine soothe away those hangovers, it’s like it was custom-made for the groom’s big send-off!

Bournemouth’s Most-Popular Activities

    1. Go Karting
    2. Rage Buggies
    3. Clay Shooting
    4. Bubble Football
    5. Paintball
    6. Assault Rifles
    7. Footgolf
    8. Zombie Survival Training
    9. Off-Road Karts

A Must-Try

Zombie Survival Training

Prepare for that impending zombie apocalypse (and believe us, it’s coming) with this hilarious survival training comprised of four awesome activities (assault rifles, axe throwing, crossbow shooting and archery).

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Brighton Fact File

Status: City

Population: 600,000(ish)

Beach Type: Pebbles

Supposedly boasting more pubs per square mile than London, Brighton is a Top 10 UK party city without a doubt and there’s certainly something to suit all tastes.

And though many turn their noses up at pebble beaches, there are many upsides, namely not getting sand f****** everywhere.

For more inspiration on what to do when you’re in this outstanding city, check out 12 of the Best Things to Do in Brighton (Stag Edition)!

Brighton’s Most-Popular Activities

    1. Go Karting
    2. Bubble Football
    3. Clay Shooting
    4. Paintball
    5. Hovercraft Experience
    6. 007 Day
    7. Axe Throwing
    8. Off Road Karts
    9. Dodgeball

StagWeb hovercraft racing

A Must-Try

Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience

A unique boozing experience where you’ll attempt to smuggle some booze past the guards before your inmate rustles you up some insanely delicious cocktails.

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