Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Bournemouth

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Bournemouth. This welcoming city is known for its beaches, surfing and gardens. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Bournemouth

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Bournemouth has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • The Square (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Oceanarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Bournemouth Pier (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Meyrick Park Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Alum Chine Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Bournemouth

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Bournemouth

Travellers appreciate the beautiful gardens and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Bournemouth has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Bournemouth is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bournemouth Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Brownsea Island (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Bournemouth Lower Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Alum Chine Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Knyveton Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Queens Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Bournemouth

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Bournemouth Station or Pokesdown for Boscombe Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Bournemouth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,241 holiday rentals around Bournemouth. From 453 Houses to 307 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bournemouth is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bournemouth?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bournemouth. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,847 holiday rentals
  • Bournemouth Pier: 1,854 holiday rentals
  • Alum Chine Beach: 1,831 holiday rentals
  • Boscombe Pier: 1,820 holiday rentals
  • O2 Academy Bournemouth: 1,817 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Bournemouth! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bournemouth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Bournemouth with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Southampton: 464 holiday homes
  • Salisbury: 203 holiday homes
  • Swanage: 970 holiday homes
  • Alderholt: 268 holiday homes
  • Brockenhurst: 1,254 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Bournemouth?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Bournemouth are:

  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,608 holiday houses
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,833 holiday houses
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,751 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bournemouth?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Bournemouth. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,847 holiday rentals
  • Bournemouth Pier: 1,854 holiday rentals
  • Alum Chine Beach: 1,831 holiday rentals
  • Boscombe Pier: 1,820 holiday rentals
  • O2 Academy Bournemouth: 1,817 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bournemouth listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.