Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Bristol

Enjoy the history and other features of Bristol. This scenic city is known for its beaches, boating and seaside. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Bristol

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Bristol has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boothbay Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Maine State Aquarium (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Hidden Valley Nature Center (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bristol

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bristol is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dodge Point Public Reserved Land (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Pemaquid Beach Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Ovens Mouth Preserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bristol?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 555 holiday lettings around Bristol. From 240 cottages to 49 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bristol?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bristol:

  • Pemaquid: 16 holiday homes
  • Pemaquid Point: 21 holiday homes
  • Pemaquid Harbor: 15 holiday homes
  • Port Clyde: 107 holiday homes
  • Christmas Cove: 26 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bristol? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bristol. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site: 899 holiday lettings
  • Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve: 866 holiday lettings
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 885 holiday lettings
  • La Verna Preserve: 895 holiday lettings
  • Pemaquid Beach Park: 905 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bristol listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bristol?

Yes, of course. offers 240 Cottages in Bristol. Our other popular types of Bristol holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 240 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 233 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bristol?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 28 holiday homes with pool available in Bristol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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