Bournemouth seafront (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/863866106/)

Bournemouth seafront

Bournemouth's popularity as a tourist destination isn't just a result of its award-winning beaches. The town hosts entertaining events, has some of the UK's best attractions and features a huge selection of shops and eateries that help to attract almost five million visitors every year, including two million holidaymakers staying for one night or more. Great events include Bournemouth's annual Pride Festival - Bourne Free, the Air Festival and October Arts By the Sea. Take in a show at Bournemouth's outstanding theatres including the Pavilion Theatre within the International Conference Centre and the Pier Theatre at the end of Bournemouth Pier.

Train and huts on Bournemouth's East Beach (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/9242782060/)

Train and huts on Bournemouth's East Beach

Bournemouth has everything, from family attractions to a varied selection of bars and nightclubs. There are luxury restaurants and cheap and cheerful cafes, pretty parks and golden beaches that stretch for miles. On your visit to Bournemouth, don't miss out on great activities and fantastic places to go. Take the kids to the Bee a Bug Play Cafe complete with an on-site hair salon and soft play equipment. While away the hours walking through the Stour Valley Nature Reserve, or visit late in the year for the Arts by the Sea Festival, complete with performances of music, film, dance, poetry and literature.

Play mini golf at Bournemouth Gardens, watch gigs at Bournemouth's O2 Academy, attend the Bournemouth Tattoo Convention or pay a visit to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum where the whole family can sit in planes and helicopters, have a go at a flight simulator and learn about the use of aircraft in the war. There'll be plenty to fill your time, so be sure to browse our site for hotels, B&Bs, inns, cottages and apartments for an overnight stay.

Accommodation in Bournemouth

  • Hamworthy   (6.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Haven holiday park near Poole offering wonderful sea-views, excellent leisure facilities, entertainment, restaurants & kid's clubs. Short break deals. Dog friendly at a fee.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    With a stay at Royal Bath Hotel Bournemouth in Bournemouth, you'll be minutes from Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Bournemouth Pavillion Theater. This 4-star hotel is w...
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  • Bournemouth   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Travelodge hotel in Bournemouth just over 3 miles from the Airport and station. Easy access to the beach & attractions with free parking, WiFi and double rooms. Restaurant adjacent
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  • Christchurch   (6.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Stylish beachfront holiday park on the Dorset Coast overlooking Christchurch Harbour with spacious caravans & apartments, outdoor pool, playground, gym & family bar. Sleep 4-8.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Attractive range of pet friendly cottages in and around Bournemouth. Great facilities such as enclosed gardens, open fires, parking & Wi-Fi. Close to beaches & country walks.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Modern two bedroom apartment in Bournemouth just minutes from the town centre and beach with off road parking. Communal outdoor heated pool and gardens.
     
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  • Organford   (9.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Family friendly Poole holiday park close to wonderful sandy beaches & the New Forest. Kid's clubs, entertainment, indoor & outdoor pools, Skylite Bar & tennis. Dog friendly.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Well appointed Bournemouth hotel with great value guest rooms for solo stays, couples, families & groups. Onsite leisure club, function facilities & free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly.
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  • Poole   (4.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £300
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    Poole's premium letting specialists offer a choice of luxury self catering accommodation ideal for short breaks, holidays & long lets. Family & pet friendly properties. Sleep 2-11
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  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    Stylish Bournemouth hotel just minutes from beaches and town centre. Family run and cosy with private parking and all ensuite rooms. Families and group bookings welcome. Free Wi-Fi
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