Hotels, B&B's and Self Catering in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort located on the English Channel coast in Dorset, with stunning coastline, Victorian architecture and an interesting history. Set in a sheltered bay, the town has an amazing 7 miles of golden sandy beaches and safe waters, where you can rent a beach hut, sunbathe or go surfing, jet skiing, power boating kayaking or paddle boarding! There are many boat trips from the harbour and Bournemouth Pier has an activity centre with an obstacle course, a climbing wall and a zip line. The town is great for shopping, with a range of department stores, high street names, boutiques and independent designer shops, as well as friendly cafes, bars and great eateries. There are museums, tropical gardens, an oceanarium, amusement arcades, play parks and a range of family-friendly activities. Bournemouth is also famous for its nightlife, with comedy clubs, bingo halls, cinemas, theatres, live music venues and nightclubs. Bournemouth has plenty for culture lovers with some of the best entertainment venues around including the Bournemouth International Centre and the Pavilion Theatre offering live entertainment all year round. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is a treasure trove of paintings and artefacts from around the world. The town has a busy calendar of events. Bournemouth Air Festival in August is a highlight, offering four days and three nights of breath-taking air displays. In October, enjoy the Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival.

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