Luxury holidays in Bournemouth
When to go
The British summer months are busiest, as any heatwave shot in the national papers can attest – but the beach can still be enjoyed (and without the crowds) in winter.
PlanesBournemouth’s boutique airport is an aviation dream of tiny queues (and everything else) – flights land here from destinations across Europe, including Alicante, Palma and Zakynthos.
AutomobilesAsk any dad and they’ll tell you the traffic can be a nightmare (the town’s population has swelled in recent years, taking it from sleepy seaside retirement settlement to student-and-stag – not to mention sand-seeker – central). You won’t need wheels if you’re sticking to the town centre, but if you do want to explore more of the coast, other parts of town and even the New Forest, a car will come in handy.