Miles of picturesque coastline are just waiting to be discovered in the southern seaside city of Bournemouth, and Likibu is here to make sure you find the perfect accommodation for your trip. From a seafront bed and breakfast with a view of The English Channel, to a luxury apartment among the cities boutiques and casino’s, there is a room for every demand available from on TripAdvisor or Airbnb, so book your holiday rental today.
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Whether you chose Bournemouth for its active water sports, individual shopping scene or stunning coastline, there is an adventure just waiting outside your hotel room or holiday rental. With an endless amount of attractions both on the coast and further inland, there is something for every visitor. So, whether you want to rest and rejuvenate amongst some of the most impressive scenery in the UK, or delve into the cities renowned nightlife, you can take on Bournemouth knowing your dream accommodation is waiting for you when you return. This city boasts a diverse range of attractions and is steeped in rich maritime history, all while preserving its picture-perfect scenery, so book a B&B in Bournemouth, and you too can understand why it is one of the most beloved seaside resorts in the UK.
When to go?
The sunniest months of July and August also happen to be the busiest for Bournemouth, as many families choose to visit the coastal city over the school holidays. Therefore, try and opt for the spring months of March to May when the climate can still be mild, but the attractions are less populated.
How to get there?
With direct trains from various locations around the UK including London, Manchester, Oxford and York, the most time efficient way of travelling to Bournemouth from the UK is by rail. Visitors from Europe and the rest of the world can fly to this southern English city by landing at Bournemouth airport. The airport has connections across the continent and has scheduled flights to countries such as Ireland, Spain, Greece and Poland. Bournemouth city centre is just 6 miles away from the airport and can be reached in less than 15 minutes in a taxi or airport shuttle bus.
How to get around in Bournemouth:
Immerse yourself in all the natural beauty Bournemouth has to offer, and defy any road limitations by choosing to explore the city by bike. Hiring a bike to use on the bike trails will give you unlimited access to the cities landscape and gardens and allow you to explore at your own pace. For visitors who would instead not navigate themselves, Bournemouth has a reliable Yellow bus service which covers the majority of the attractions and the airport.
If you are already enjoying the surrounding Jurassic coastline in a traditional holiday rental in Dorset(https://www.likibu.co.uk/holiday-rentals/dorset) then you are only 40 minutes from Bournemouth, making it the perfect day trip to shake up the scenery in your holiday. Similarly, Bournemouth is just over half an hour by train by accommodation in |Southampton|, and less than a twenty minute drive from the verdant |holiday rentals in New Forest National Park.
Where to stay in Bournemouth?
Bournemouth City Centre
Any visitor to Bournemouth will soon see how staying in the very centre will place you in the midst of some of the country's most beautiful natural wonders. From Old Harry Rocks to the beautiful Alum Chine Beach, Bournemouth has no shortage of stunning scenery outside your holiday rental or bed and breakfast which is just waiting to be discovered. Visitors are not only drawn to the city for its natural landscape, however, as the vibrant seaside town has a reputation for entertainment, dining and nightlife, meaning you will not want to return to your accommodation until dawn.
The opulent Victorian district of Westbourne is a must visit for any avid shopper who wants to make the most of Bournemouth's individual shopping scene. From its historical arcades to new independent boutiques, cafes and even a gin bar, choose a holiday rental in Westbourne and spend your accommodation savings in the town.
This area of Bournemouth is popular among its university students, and it is not hard to see why. Winton is the unofficial bohemian district of the city, with a continental cinema, art-deco library and student bars, Winton is the best place to stay if you want to see a new and undiscovered part of this seaside town. Choose a reasonably priced youth hostel or homestay, and party on into the morning with this young crowd.
What activities to do?
Explore Old Harry Rocks
This unique trio of chalk formations standing in the English Channel is the most eastern part of The Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site which attracts thousands of visitors to gaze upon its scenic beauty. Treat yourself to a room with a view of this Jurassic coastline and stay in a holiday rental overlooking the formations in the water.
Delve into the activities in the largest natural harbour in Europe by making the most of the shallow tide and try your hand at scuba diving, windsurfing or volleyball. Time your trip to the harbour alongside one of their various beachfront festivals which welcomes music artists and tributes from across the county but be sure to pre-book your holiday apartment, as accommodation around these summer months books up in advance.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
Bournemouth is not all just about the natural beauty of its coastland and harbour, as the city is brimming with endless Victorian buildings, many of which are grade listed, just like the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Leave your accommodation early to explore Bournemouth's most significant art collection, including exhibitions of Chinese photography and its tropical inspired garden.
The views of the water from Hengistbury Head are unmissable for any visitor who is willing to take a walk to the peak of the cliffs. There is even more to the head than its views, however, as the whole site is a nature reserve which is filled with rare plants and wildlife.
Situated in the midst of Bournemouth' sandy beaches, the iconic pier is a must-visit for any family visiting the city. The pier boasts amusement machines and has a film license to keep any family occupied for hours. The pier also boasts a zip wire which stretches all the way to shore and gives visitors a chance to see the coastline from above.
Alum Chine Tropical Gardens
Rejuvenate in the extraordinary tropical gardens of Alum Chine, and get lost in the shaded paths which lead to the climaxing views of the English Channel. After a visit to these gardens, you will undoubtedly return to your bed and breakfast or holiday rental feeling unmistakably relaxed and ready to sleep.
Shop in Boscombe
There are various shopping districts which stand out in Bournemouth, as well as the Victorian arcade of Westbourne and the independent shops in Southbourne, spend a day exploring the retro boutiques in Boscombe for a truly unique shopping experience. Spend your savings in the arcade's vinyl and art shops, or pick up some local produce at Boscombe market which takes over the streets from a Thursday to Saturday every week.