West Beach, Bournemouth (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50144889%40N08/7766239950)

West Beach, Bournemouth

Bournemouth has hundreds of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and tea rooms offering variety and something to tempt all tastes and budgets whether it's fresh fish and chips on the beach or various gourmet delights in the resort's many world cuisine restaurants. Bournemouth contains everything from chic cafe bars and classic tearooms to beachside restaurants with spectacular sea views and best cocktail menus! Visit an authentic, coeliac-friendly steakhouse in the form of Natural Bourne Grillers, or enjoy freshly prepared seafood as you sit on the balcony overlooking the water at WestBeach.

Bournemouth's Aruba is a bar and restaurant on the beach, and on Sundays it's perfect for families with games, toys and family DVD screenings in a private dining room, and with live bands in the main restaurant. Vegetarian and vegan restaurant Zoukinis is open from breakfast, with dinners by candlelight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or you can enjoy something more casual at the All Fired Up Ceramics Cafe serving light bites and drinks as the kids paint ceramics to take home as a souvenir. Book in advance to guarantee your place in some of Bournemouth's most popular restaurants. For fine dining, why not try Edge? This cliff top restaurant serves European cuisine, weekend breakfasts and al-fresco Summer dining with views of Hengistbury Head and Old Harry Rocks. Or Langtry Manor which offers fine dining in a stunning historical setting?

Food & Drink Festival

Bournemouth even host their own Food and Drink festival, usually held annually in early Summer. Held in many locations around the town, it is all about "ten days of foodie fun" with markets, demo kitchens, and plenty of associated discount offers both for during the festival and afterwards. With its street food market, face painting for the children, and events such as displays of Chinese dragon dancing, each year's festival gets better and better.

Accommodation in Bournemouth

  • 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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  • Christchurch   (5.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 6
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    £600
    per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
     
    Modern self catering cottage accommodation close to Mudeford Quay & Christchurch. 3 bedrooms, parking, Freeview TV, wifi. Private slipway, storage for kayaks/ windsurfers. Sleeps 6
     
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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £26
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    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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  • Poole   (1.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £800
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    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
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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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  • Boscombe   (1.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £35
    Per Person Per Night (B&B)
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    Superb hotel accommodation in Bournemouth close to Boscombe Beach with excellent reviews, free WiFi and a range of room types. Varied breakfast menu and private parking.
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  • Bournemouth   (3.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 6
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    £200
    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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  • Beacon Hill   (7.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £12
    price per pitch per night (seasonal & varying occupancy)
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    Touring park perfect for those seeking an affordable self catering break in Poole, Dorset. Stunning countryside setting with swimming pool, fishing & tennis and near to the beach
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  • Poole   (6.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £240
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
     
    Beautifully presented two or three bedroom holiday homes in Poole inc two with private sun terraces. Modern kitchens, shower rooms, double sofa bed. On site leisure facilities.
     
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  • Christchurch   (4.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £310
    Per week (seasonal) sleep 1-6
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 36 reviews
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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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