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Castlepoint Shopping Park
Ranked #38 of 78 things to do in Bournemouth
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Negatives: Embarrassing mess of a car park: poor design means traffic jam nightmare when busy; unresolved construction "issues" means place is held up by girders and netting (very pretty) and water cascades down onto cars and people on the lower deck when raining. If raining, also means you'll get wet wherever you are because the roof doesn't extend out far enough to protect you. Castlepoint's refreshment facilities are about as far from the imaginative, healthy and good value spectrum as you can get.
No independent shops. Chain store paradise.
Positives: clean, safe, no drunks, no beggars, no boarded-up shops and very few chavvy teenagers. (Nice contrast to town centre then.) Chain stores are clean modern and big enough to have a good range.

6  Thank Pete12397
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Castlepoint is a great place. It is easily accessible by either car or Bus from Bournemouth and Christchurch and has a wide variety of stores - including 2 supermarkets! (Asda & Sainsburys).
There is no smaller or one-of style of stores though which is pretty typical of these type of retail parks and it has the typical choice of Nandos and Frankie & Bennies for food.

However slightly out-width the retail park at Bournemouth Royal Hospital there is a Burger King and a Toby Calvary which is very handy (and the Cavalry is very nice too).
Overall Castlepoint is a very handy place on your way home or for a meal outside. But it doesn't beat Bournemouth town centre in terms if selection of stores or Restaurants.

4  Thank ScottCroft
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Took the family shopping at Castlepoint yesterday. Good shopping and great meal in Frankie & Benny's but then stuck in car park for 25 minutes because the idiots that designed it only allowed for one access down from the upper parking level and then one access out on to the main road for both the upper and lower parking levels. Just like leaving a car park at the end of a rock concert and ruined the whole day.

4  Thank David W
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I think this is how all out of town shopping centres should be like, large free parking and token less shopping trolleys
Good choice of shops , Asda, Sainsbury's and B&Q the biggest stores
Frankie and Benny's tops it , if you have time for a meal

Thank richard1967a
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I was taken here by my Girlfriend and I have to say it's not to bad of an experience for a shopping trip. There isn't a large range of shops but the shops they do have are very large and they pretty much have everything in stock.

Thank KevSuzuki
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