Shopping enthusiasts will love the old-fashioned sweet shops, Castlepoint Shopping Centre and the fashion boutiques on popular Westover Road. You can also walk up the coast and surf the waves at Boscombe Surf Reef.
Stay in the heart of the town centre and all of the shops and fine restaurants are just a short walk away, as is the beach and the International Centre (BIC), which is one of the leading venues for conferences, exhibitions, shows, entertainment and events in Southern England. Bournemouth Airport is a 20 minute drive, and it is 30 minutes' drive to the New Forest, or to Poole ferry terminal.
Guest houses ideal for business people, couples looking for a romantic weekend, beach holiday, posh hen parties or small groups celebrating a special occasion. Search for the best 5 star and cheapest guest houses for your next beach holiday. B&B's with family rooms, free car parking, sea views, pet friendly or that takes dogs, free Wi-Fi internet access, etc.. Full English breakfast is served in the morning, and many of them are within walking distance from the sandy beaches and Bournemouth Pier.
Main railway station ?
The town is served by 2 railway stations. These are Pokesdown for Boscombe railway station in the East and Bournemouth Railway Station, the primary train hub right in the heart of town.
This seaside resort is frequently served by trains from Waterloo train station located in central London, trains from Manchester via Birmingham New Street and some trains coming from Nottingham city centre and Newcastle-upon-Tyne central station.
Location - Where is
Where is Bournemouth ?
The seaside resort town of Bournemouth is located in the south-western part of England, in the county of Dorset facing Poole Bay and the English Channel. London is approximately 100 miles away (see b&b's and guest houses).
- Poole -- 4 miles
- Weymouth Ferry Port -- 26 miles
- Portsmouth Cruise and Ferry Port -- 36 miles
- Chichester -- 49 miles
- Bath -- 50 miles
The nearest airport is Bournemouth airport, providing regular charter and scheduled flights across Britain and Europe.
Alternatively you can fly to nearby Southampton airport SOU, just over 30 miles away from town. Southampton is located in Hampshire. It's a large and very busy cruise and ferry port town. Lots of hotels and b&b's are located within easy reach from this port.
Must See Attractions and Sights
(Dorset, England UK)
Beautiful clean sandy beach with some nice bars along the seafront. There are designated beach areas for dogs, surfers and for families. Showers are also available on the edge of the beach. Beach huts can be hired.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
(East Cliff Promenade, East Cliff BH1 3AA, England)
Private home of Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie. The Victorian architecture and design features are magnificent.
BIC Bournemouth International Centre
(Exeter Road, BH2 5BH, Dorset UK)
BIC is a popular venue where you can see music artists, live bands through to stand up comedians. It is attached to a multi story car park.
(Pier Approach, West Beach, BH2 5AA England)
Aquarium located in West Beach. See lots of under sea creatures, nice attraction for all the family.
B&B's near BIC Exhibition and Concert Venue at BH2 5BH
BIC Bournemouth International Centre is an important venue for large meetings, exhibitions, conferences and conventions. The venue is located in the West Cliff area, a short walk from the Art Deco Pavilion Theatre.
Address : Exeter Rd, Dorset BH2 5BH, United Kingdom
Choose and book the cheapest bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth. See our low rates and special deals for budget guest accommodation. Among the very cheaper b&b's around Bournemouth is Newbury. It's just a short walk from the sandy beaches located in Bournemouth town centre. The seafront is just a very short walk away and some of the rooms even have a sea view.
Another guest accommodation that often offers cheaper prices is Yenton Hotel. This bed and breakfast / hotel is situated on the East Cliff of Bournemouth, close to the cliff top and town centre. Free car parking is available.
Check also cheap rates for The Glenbourne. This guest accommodation situated in the Alum Chine area, roughly halfway between Bournemouth and Poole offers very cheap rates. Family-run bed and breakfast just a 5-minute walk from the beach.
Luxury 4 star and 5 star Accommodation
Search for luxurious rooms on the seafront, with sea views and comfortable beds.
A very popular luxury bed and breakfast is 4 star The Claremont. This four star property is situated on the popular West Cliff near the seafront, only a few minutes' walk from the town centre, shops, beaches, theatres and the International Convention Centre.
Another recommended guest house is boutique 4 star Blue Palms. This luxury b&b with free car parking is located only a few minutes walk from the sandy beaches, the town centre and the conference centre.
Find your family and child friendly guest accommodation. Only a few guest houses offer family rooms to accommodate your whole family. Check out inexpensive rates for family friendly guest house Ingledene. It's family run and situated nearby the Central Railway Station and not far from miles of golden sandy beaches and the Pier. Family rooms can accommodate up to 4 guests.
Beachfront near beaches (with sea views)
We can help you find the perfect seaside or beachfront guest house with sea views for you. Accommodation close to miles of stunning sandy beaches. A property not far from the beach and town centre is 3 star Tudor Grange Hotel - B&B. This establisment is situated on the East Cliff, by the seafront.
Also ideally located 2 mins walk from Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), town centre and the seafront with its golden sandy beach is 4 star Marlins. Situated in a prime position on the popular West Cliff close to the beach.