Where to stay around Bournemouth?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,635 vacation rentals near Bournemouth. From 404 Condos/Apartments to 404 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bournemouth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bournemouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bournemouth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bournemouth Beach: 2,341 vacation rentals
  • Boscombe Pier: 2,360 vacation rentals
  • Fitness First Stadium: 2,371 vacation rentals
  • Alum Chine Beach: 2,293 vacation rentals
  • Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre: 2,352 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Bournemouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 404 Condos/Apartments in Bournemouth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bournemouth include:

  • Studios: 404 rentals available
  • Hotels: 400 rentals available
  • Cabins: 337 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bournemouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 260 vacation rentals with pool available in Bournemouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Bournemouth's buzzy beach vibes draw the crowds

    With sandy beaches, surfers, and sunshine, Bournemouth brings a little piece of California to the souther coast of England. A Bournemouth vacation rental close to the beach gets your seaside getaway off on the right foot. Famous for its Victorian pier and winter gardens, Bournemouth attracts families and couples, young and old, who come to enjoy all the traditional seaside delights. Catch a theater show, zip-line down the pier, or go nose-to-fin with the fishes in the Oceanarium. After dark, venture out to the beachfront and enjoy a night out in its many trendy bars and restaurants.

    Dude, surf's up on Bournemouth's Boscombe Beach

    Promising 7 miles of clean, buttery sands, Bournemouth is all about the beach. Bournemouth Central Beaches can get busy with day-trippers in the summer, so many locals favor Boscombe Beach, a leisurely 20-minute stroll east along the coast. Its artificial surf reef attracts hordes of water sports enthusiasts, while the safe waters and clean sands, not to mention ice cream stands, are great for families. Stay on Bournemouth Beach if you're after the more traditional seaside attractions, such as mini-golf and fairground rides. It's also the best place to watch the annual Bournemouth air show each August.

    Find your zip-a-dee-doo-dah on Bournemouth Pier

    At the heart of this seaside city is Bournemouth Pier, a Victorian pleasure pier which stretches 1,000 feet over the sea. In recent years, it has become a hub for adventurous crowds, and has a climbing wall, a high-rope course, and PierZip, the world's first pier-to-shore zipline. Another popular attraction is the Oceanarium, a huge aquarium on the seafront. It's home to hundreds of fish and marine life, and. aside from meeting turtles, rays, and sharks, you can also come face-to-face with sharks and dolphins without getting your toes wet in the world's first virtual interactive dive cage.

    Balmy Bournemouth, the Bahamas of the UK

    Bournemouth is famous for having the best weather in the UK. It benefits from a unique microclimate which makes it a few degrees warmer than the rest of the country. The summer sees the best of the weather, with blue skies and sunshine most days. Temperatures regularly reach the mid-80s, although don't be surprised by the odd shower. Bournemouth vacation rentals are at a premium in summer, so it's best to book early, or visit in spring or fall. In winter, you'll often see crisp blue skies and plenty of sunshine, but with a sharp nip in the air, so make sure to pack plenty of layers.

    Go head to head on Bournemouth's rugged coastal walks

    Perched on the UK's central south coast, Bournemouth is around a 2-hour drive from London. There are dozens of great walks around the Bournemouth area, mostly along the coast and all with sweeping sea views. A local favorite is Hengistbury Head, an ancient monument and nature reserve located 5 miles east of Bournemouth. It's reached by following the Bournemouth Coast Path where you might spot rare birds such as sand martins and the European honey buzzard. On the headland, there's a visitors' center which offers guided walks and trail maps.