Where to stay around Bournemouth?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 972 holiday lettings near Bournemouth. From 342 apartments to 293 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bournemouth is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bournemouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bournemouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,312 holiday lettings
  • Boscombe Pier: 1,324 holiday lettings
  • Alum Chine Beach: 1,303 holiday lettings
  • Bournemouth International Centre: 1,313 holiday lettings
  • Bournemouth Pier: 1,317 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bournemouth listed on HomeAway 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 apartments in Bournemouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 342 apartments in Bournemouth. Our other popular types of Bournemouth holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 293 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 221 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 39 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bournemouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 59 holiday homes with pool available in Bournemouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make A Holiday Rental House in Bournemouth, England Your Home Away From Home

    Situated neatly on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset is the modern coastal town of Bournemouth. The town is relatively younger than many other towns as it was only founded in 1810. A Bournemouth holiday is the ideal choice for those visitors looking to enjoy a seaside holiday that is filled with things to do and places to see. What’s more, a Bournemouth holiday rental house will give you some spectacular sea views as well as ensuring that your stay in the town is as comfortable as it possibly could be.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Bournemouth, England

    Being a coastal town, Bournemouth has plenty of watery activities available for visitors to try out including fishing, swimming, water skiing, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. Other activities available in the town for your enjoyment include golf, tennis, cycling, walking and roller-blading. Visitors on a Bournemouth holiday can also enjoy the Russell-Cotes Museum which was formerly a house built for the wife of the mayor of the town, Merton Russell-Cotes in 1897. The house was given over to the people of Bournemouth in 1907 and is now home to a large collection of paintings originating from the Far East. For those who have a head for heights, there is also the Bournemouth Eye; unlike the modern London Eye, the Bournemouth Eye looks akin to a hot-air balloon and is limited to 30 passengers at any time up into the sky to take in some wonderful scenery.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Bournemouth, England

    If you fancy leaving your Bournemouth holiday rental house for the day and taking in a true slice of British history, then take the road to the town of Shaftesbury which is only an hour away. The particularly fit will enjoy the gruelling jaunt that brings you to the top of Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street that has been featured in many books and even in some television adverts through the years. There is also the Shaftesbury Abbey Museum which houses artefacts salvaged from the destroyed abbey as well as a replica Medieval period garden.

    Weather in Bournemouth, England

    If booking a Bournemouth holiday rental house is dependent on the weather then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy decent summers and quite cool winters. A Bournemouth holiday is popular during the months of July and August when the temperature during the day can reach as high as 22°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the temperature during the day drop to between 2° and 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 25 inches.

    Travel to Bournemouth, England

    Travellers on a Bournemouth holiday can arrive at Bournemouth Airport (BOH) which is approximately 6 miles away from the centre of the town. Air operators that have cheap, regular flights to the area include BMI and Flybe. Passengers can leave from various other UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Aberdeen (ABZ), Manchester (MAN), Belfast (BFS) and Southampton(SOU).

    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)

    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.

    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)