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

  • Hamworthy   (6.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £129
    Seasonal short breaks
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 1177 reviews
    Rating from 1177 reviews
    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.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 1177 reviews
    Rating from 1177 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    star
    Holiday, Touring & Camping Park
  • Bournemouth   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £25
    per room per night from
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 103 reviews
    Rating from 103 reviews
    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
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 103 reviews
    Rating from 103 reviews
  • Christchurch   (6.2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £202
    3 night Caravan/Apartment breaks. Sleep 4-8
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 101 reviews
    Rating from 101 reviews
    Stylish beachfront holiday park on the Dorset Coast overlooking Christchurch Harbour with spacious caravans & apartments, outdoor pool, playground, gym & family bar. Sleep 4-8.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 101 reviews
    Rating from 101 reviews
  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £54
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 1078 reviews
    Rating from 1078 reviews
    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.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 1078 reviews
    Rating from 1078 reviews
  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £63
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 2657 reviews
    Rating from 2657 reviews
    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...
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 2657 reviews
    Rating from 2657 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Hotel
  • Bournemouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £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.
     
    Call
  • Organford   (9.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £149
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-8
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 899 reviews
    Rating from 899 reviews
    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.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 899 reviews
    Rating from 899 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Holiday, Touring & Camping Park
    Call
  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £25
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 147 reviews
    Rating from 147 reviews
    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
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 147 reviews
    Rating from 147 reviews
    Call
  • Poole   (4.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 11
    Prices from
    £300
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 2-11
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 61 reviews
    Rating from 61 reviews
    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
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 61 reviews
    Rating from 61 reviews
    Call
  • Boscombe   (1.4 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Prices from
    £26
    Per person, per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 133 reviews
    Rating from 133 reviews
    Charming, family- run Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth, with free WiFi and onsite parking. Close to the sandy beaches and bustling town centre. Ideal for a great family holiday.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 133 reviews
    Rating from 133 reviews
    Call