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Take to the Water

With its shimmering bays, the coastline is packed with more water sports than any other UK resort. From surfing, kite surfing and stand-up paddleboarding to jet skiing, cruising, sea kayaking and snorkelling, there’s action and adventure for everyone. Whether you’re trying something for the first time or bringing your own wetsuit, embrace life on the water! On land create your own adrenaline-fuelled adventure with acres of open space in picture-perfect locations to walk, run, cycle and explore.

Miles of picture-perfect beaches, vast stunning natural harbours and acres of internationally protected heathland and open spaces offer a fabulous backdrop for you to get out, get active and see rare native wildlife on land or at sea. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your well-earned break away with your loved ones.

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Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth has five Blue Flag beaches – Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Manor Steps and Southbourne.

Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks.

As an award-winning holiday destination, Bournemouth manages to balance its dual-role as a centre for entertainment and partying and a jolly family-friendly seaside resort. It is also Dorset’s biggest town.

0.7mile – 14 min walk

Sandbanks Beach

Winner of the Blue Flag award for over 30 years and with its fine soft golden sands, sparkling clear water and breathtaking views, it is no wonder that Sandbanks is considered one of Britain’s best beaches.

Perfect for a family day out at the seaside.

Distance from hotel:

4.3 miles – 1hr 25min walk – 15min drive

Boscombe Beach

Boscombe Beach is easy to reach, just walk along the promenade from Bournemouth Pier.

Alternatively, there is popular beachside car parking at the small visitor’s car park near Boscombe Pier.

Boscombe’s gently shelving Blue Flag beach provides a perfect family playground.

Distance from hotel:

1.7 miles – 30 min walk – 7 min drive

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs.

At the less developed end is Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, which separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay.

Distance from hotel:

Only a 20 Minute drive

Stay at Holiday Inn Bournemouth for your staycation!

The Holiday Inn – Bournemouth is ideally located close to the vibrant town centre and offers a short walk to the beach, pier, Oceanarium, BIC, Pavilion, BH2 cinema, shopping, bars and restaurants. The hotel offers standard twins and doubles, family rooms as well as accessible and connecting rooms, all for a great nights sleep.

Be sure to check out our special offers to get the best staycation package!

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