Holiday cottages in Bournemouth, Dorset

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Known for its seven miles of golden sandy beaches, as well as pretty parks and gardens, Bournemouth is a traditional seaside spot. This Dorset beach is good for families, being clean and well-supervised, if a little busy at times. There's a little train which helps you get around Bournemouth's coast. In summer, parents can leave children in free supervised beach games clubs while they explore other parts of Bournemouth. There are a good range of shops, including trendy 'surfer' outlets, al-fresco café culture and Victorian parks to stroll through.

Alternatively, take the children along to one of the many family-friendly attractions in Bournemouth. There's the glitzy Bournemouth pier and the Neptune amusement arcade. Bournemouth's rather special Aquarium is called the 'Oceanarium'. The Oceanarium claims to be 'more than just an aquarium' and offers a huge array of marine creatures, interactive displays, feeding demonstrations and talks. The Bournemouth eye is a tethered balloon attraction giving fantastic panoramic views across the English Channel and surrounding countryside. You can stay in central Bournemouth by choosing one of the many holiday flats and apartments within easy reach of all the main attractions. There are lots of self-catering holiday cottages to hire in the Bournemouth area.