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

  • Poole   (3.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £30
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing). £40 single roo
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    Traditional family run B&B in the Poole area, ideal for business, leisure and families with WiFi, free off road parking and a great location near beaches and amenities.
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  • Christchurch   (4.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £310
    Per week (seasonal) sleep 1-6
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    Town house accommodation in Christchurch offering self-catering holiday homes furnished to a high standard. Great for families, couples, singles and groups.
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  • Southbourne   (2.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £35
    per person per night B&B
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    Woodland House is ideally situated in a quiet tree-lined avenue in Bournemouth, offering bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 4 guests, ideal for families. Wi-Fi & parking.
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  • Bournemouth   (3.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 6
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    £220
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 6
     
    Two self contained apartments in an original Bournemouth Victorian house close to beach. Onsite parking. Use of large garden. WiFi. One apt sleeps up to 4, the other up to 6
     
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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £26
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
     
    Elegant Victorian hotel in Bournemouth just 200 metres from the sea with ground floor rooms, discounts for senior citizens. Pets welcome, Licensed bar & Parking
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £25
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
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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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  • Corfe Mullen   (6.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £30
    Per person per night B&B
     
    Family home offering 3 star bed & breakfast near Poole, 5 miles from the Dorset coast. Twin and single rooms. Games room and WiFi available. Full English breakfast and garden.
     
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  • Poole   (1.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £800
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    Stylish Dorset Lodge, with self- catering facilities and decked patio area with a barbecue. Close to the beach, private onsite parking and WiFi access. Children welcome.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £343
    Per week (guide price only)
     
    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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  • Christchurch   (6.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 8
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    £202
    3 night Caravan/Apartment breaks. Sleep 4-8
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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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