When to fly
If you wish to spend your holiday outdoors then the best time to book flights to Bournemouth is during the months of May to September when the weather is warmer. The average low temperature during these months is 7 degrees Celsius, while the average high temperature is 22 degrees. This is also Bournemouth’s peak season, which is when locals and tourists alike pack this coastal resort town to enjoy the hot weather, especially during the six week summer school holiday period.
Bournemouth also hosts a number of annual events which can be a great time to visit the town. For instance, during summer, the Bournemouth Air Festival takes place, showcasing the Royal Marine, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force who put on incredible displays of jets, aircrafts, helicopters, as well as, fireworks, military bands, street entertainers and much more. Taking place in August, this is a great spectacle for all the family and an added bonus is that it is free to attend. Another popular event is the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, which takes place in late September to early October. This festival includes a great line-up of music, dance, art, film, visual arts, spoken word and much more. Taking place in various venues across the town, there is a mix of free and ticketed events, day and night, to suit all the family.
The cheapest time to book flights to Bournemouth is in the off season, from October to April. This period sees cooler weather, with temperatures on average between 1 and 15 degrees and an increase in rainfall. If you are happier spending your time indoors, for example, at the Russell-Coates Art Gallery Museum or would like to pamper yourself at one of the many spas in town, then this can be a great time for you to visit and find some travel deals.
There are many reasons to visit the UK seaside town of Bournemouth in the county of Dorset. It's blessed with a fantastic coastline that has an award-winning seafront that stretches for seven miles (11 km). Many holidaymakers like nothing more than renting a beach hut where they can relax while enjoying the stunning views. Have a stroll along the town's historic piers before taking part in exciting water sport activities such as surfing, water skiing and scuba diving. Bournemouth is also known for its quaint boutique shops that nestle alongside well-known UK retailers. On the outskirts of town you can also find Castlepoint Shopping Park where there are plenty of bargains to be had. Spend the day in Bournemouth's picturesque parks and gardens, the Lower, Central and Upper Gardens all of which can be found near the town centre. For cultural delights why not visit the Russell-Coates Art Gallery Museum? It's sublimely located on top of a cliff overlooking the sea and houses fantastic collections of British Art as well as Victorian memorabilia. For the ultimate relaxation when staying at this popular seaside resort, indulge yourself in a visit to a spa. There are numerous spas in town that offer a wide variety of treatments to reinvigorate the body and free the mind. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained too: the outskirts of town are home to Wildlife Parks, farms and Peppa Pig World.
Getting around Bournemouth
Getting around Bournemouth is easy to do. The town centre is small enough to walk around, however if you wish to travel further afield there are plenty of reliable local bus services. You can even buy a getting about ticket which is cheaper and can be used to travel to the nearby resort of Poole. Another option to get out and about is to hire a bicycle. It's a great way to keep fit while enjoying the views.
Bournemouth Airport (BOH) is only around four miles (6.5 km) north east of town. There are scheduled flights that serve Western Europe, the Mediterranean, as well as domestic flights in the UK. It will only take you around 20 minutes to travel into town from the airport by taxi, bus or minibus. Do remember to agree a fixed price when getting into an airport taxi before setting off for your accommodation. Taxis, buses and minibuses can all be found just outside the main arrivals hall.