This southern seaside resort makes a fantastic getaway for the family or anyone looking for an easy holiday by the coast. As well as lovely beaches, Bournemouth has a range of fantastic gardens to explore. Get outside and discover new plants, take a tour of the city on a sight-seeing bus or to get close to our deep-sea wildlife by visiting the oceanarium. There are loads to keep kids busy including Peppa Pig World (27 miles away), mini-golf and pier amusements.
Why visit Bournemouth?
Protected by magnificent cliffs, Bournemouth Bay has its own microclimate and enjoys some of the warmest weather in the UK. There are seven miles of sandy beaches and two piers ripe for exploration, building sandcastles and relaxing in the sunshine.
Things to do in Bournemouth:
From beaches, seaside piers, shops, markets, cinemas, arcades, cycle trails, the cliff lifts and historic gardens, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Take a stroll down the coast, wander into a museum or gallery, or enjoy an evening out in one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.
Why stay in a Bournemouth cottage?
Whether you find a place sat by the award-winning coastline, or in amongst the bustling city-centre, you’re never far from great visitor attractions and places of historical interest. There is plenty to keep you busy so chose to stay in one of our beautiful cottages in Bournemouth, including dog-friendly homes and luxury properties, for an easy and enjoyable break.
Three must see things in Bournemouth:
- Take a walk down to Bournemouth Pier and spend a day exploring the amusements, arcades and eateries.
- Bournemouth Lower Gardens display plants with a fabulous variety of textures, colours and scents, right by the town centre.
- To get close to predators in flight, stop by Liberty's Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre.