Great English beaches, a vibrant nightlife, and old Victorian charm… Welcome to Bournemouth - a seaside resort town that attracts millions of visitors every year. Whether you are here for weekend by the sea or a long relaxing holiday, Bournemouth’s soothing waters and friendly residents will make your stay here unforgettable. Head to the coast and book your cheap flights to Bournemouth with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Daily
Currency: GBP (£)
Founded in 1810 on the southern coast of Dorset, Bournemouth first gained popularity for its purported healing local waters. The arrival of the railway in 1870 brought even more visitors seeking its beaches, cafes, cinemas and theatres, sealing the town’s credentials as a fashionable place to visit. Today the town remains a popular destination for families, couples and groups who are attracted to the lively nightlife, due to the high number of students from both universities and language schools. Mostly spared from the WWII bombing, Bournemouth has a lovely Victorian town centre as well as beautiful churches making it a sweet, picturesque destination to explore, perfect for a weekend get-away. If you're thinking of visiting the town, be sure to check out our travel guide below.
The town’s tourism heritage means you are never far away from something delicious to eat or drink whilst on holiday. For a classic dining experience with a luxurious twist, be sure to check out the award winning Blakes Restaurant in the Connaught. Foodies won't fail to fall for their extensive a la carte menu cooked to perfection using local produce.
Famed for its nightlife, the town comes alive after dark when locals and visitors alike don their dancing shoes and head to the vast array of bars, pubs and clubs on Old Christchurch Road.
Like most UK towns and cities, there is plenty of shopping to be had in Bournemouth and its malls, pedestrianised areas and Victorian arcades will cater to your every whim. Main areas for retail therapy are centred around The Square, The Triangle and the Lansdowne. Antiques fans should look no further than the famed Boscombe area, whilst shoppers looking to pick up a unique souvenir should head to the shops around the Westbourne area.
As a seaside resort town, the beach and Bournemouth Pier are the main draws and, during summer months, see thousands of people head to the shore to cool off. Should the weather not be in your favour, the town has plenty of other activities to entertain visitors. Wonderful Victorian architecture abounds, with the most fantastic example being St. Peter’s Church. Literary buffs will be delighted to discover the tomb of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein along the cremated heart of her husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. To delve deeper into the history of Bournemouth spend some time at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum - a beautiful Art Deco house, it contains the personal collections of the owners Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes.
Bournemouth International Airport is located 3.5 miles northeast of Bournemouth.
IATA code: BOH
Name: Bournemouth International Airport
Address: Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6SE
Telephone: 01202 364000
There is plenty of parking available at the airport, but it is highly recommended to book ahead of your trip.
The Yellow Bus A1 offers a service all day every day between the airport and the town centre.
Compass Cars taxis are available at all times at the airport. Whilst you don't need to book in advance, it is recommended to ensure a swift departure after landing.
If you are interested in having the freedom to see the surrounding countryside, a number of well-known providers are available at the airport for visitors wishing to hire a car.